[FPSPACE] Sovereignty on the Moon?
pjp961 at svol.net
Thu May 7 11:24:04 EDT 2009
Does that mean that those companies selling lunar real estate plots are
doing so illegally? Does that mean people who have bought tracts of land on
the Moon were relieved of their money by con artists? That the pieces of
paper declaring that they own lunar land are worthless?
Could we lump in those organizations that sell you a star name for a fee?
(I don't think that they are recognized by any international body.)
I think we can say yes to all of this.
That's what I suspected from the get go, since there are a number of laws on
the books about that-Moon treaty, etc.
But it's similar to those who follow entertainer/talk show host Rush
Limbaugh here in the States-if one doesn't do one's homework, you can be
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Been there, discussed that. The OST is explicit about no national ownership
or sovereignty (and that includes corporate or private ownership, since
people and companies are extensions of their parent nation.) No one
seriously wants to reopen the OST. The use of land for a scientific base has
always been understood as ok. Resource extraction, beyond the resources
needed to run the base, is dicey even if you discount the Moon Treaty, which
doesn't have enough signatories to be legally effective. I understand the
economic logic of allowing certain classes of ownership, but it's not going
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