No Quarter: an Anarchist Zine about Pirates

Monday, January 15, 2007

A Micronation of Pirates

People for The Pirate Bay, a really cool bit torrent/copyright liberation type sight have entered into negotiations with the government(sic) of Sealand (official site, wikipedia entry) to buy it or transfer sovereignty or however you sell your semi-legal semi-nation to a bunch of Swedish anti-copyright swashbucklers. The Pirate Bay people are soliciting donations to this end. I'm not sure how serious a possibility this is but they say they will use any money raised to buy an island to found their own micronation if Sealand doesn't pan out. No word yet if they plan to change Sealand's name to Libertalia. I'd like to point out that while the notion of micronations is not anarchist it is also not statist. In fact it is to a large extent a critique of the legitacy of the state. There is lots of interesting discussions happening on the buy sealand site. Check it out.

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