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#1 - torchictoucher (05/17/2013) [+] (10 replies)
Picture of the entirety of Sealand (10 miles off the coast of Essex)
User avatar #38 - bandoslootshare (05/18/2013) [+] (6 replies)
was A-land and B-land already taken?
#41 - anomsssssss (05/18/2013) [-]
they tried to buy something?
#8 - silverlance (05/18/2013) [+] (2 replies)
...Tortuga...
User avatar #4 - turopiyox (05/18/2013) [-]
id live there.
#25 - Loppytaffy (05/18/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Sealand is now owned by a Spanish software company. Havenco or some **** like that. But Hetalians don't want to accept that Sweden no longer owned Sealand, and in fact Sealand used a loophole to cheat Pirate Bay out of a sizeable amount of money.
Sealand lost prince Ray; their first monarch, last year, and now Prince Micheal reigns.
Sealand has a muggle quiddich team.
Two citizens; German and Dutch, once staged a mutiny and took prince Micheal hostage, so the Selaandic military stormed the place with swords.

Sealand is awesome.
#20 - zyxorz (05/18/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Actually the piratebay have a form of diplomatic immunity already since the swedish political party "Pirat Partiet" is hosting their servers, so if any legal force wants to shut down the internet for the bay they would have to shut down the whole pirate party wich is a party that represents Sweden in EU and that would therefore be political censorship.

For more info:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTOKXCEwo_8
User avatar #21 - eiaisqzbsesb ONLINE (05/18/2013) [-]
Sweden's political system is quite complex so I will give it a short run-through before proceeding with this somewhat amusing fact. If you are still confused, use google.

In sweden, every four years the people vote on a political party to represent them in the "riksdag".
Any party with 4% of the votes or more will be allowed to represent the people in the riksdag, but the more votes a party get, the more people they have sitting there. A few years back, one of those parties was named the piracy party, which wanted to make online piracy leagal, but was neutral in every other question. Needless to say, the party wasn't able to get into the riksdag next election.

However, every party in the riksdag (except for the most recent party) has one or more representatives in the EU, depending on their influence.

However, despite not being part of the riksdag, the piracy party has two representatives, while the party know as the christian democrats, (For amerifags, they are basicly sweden's version of very religious republicans.) which is still in the riksdag, only has one representative.

TL;DR- Sweden had a party which supported online piracy, and while it's no longer one of sweden's top parties, it has more influence in the EU than sweden's christian party which is one of the top ones.
#18 - havcar (05/18/2013) [+] (3 replies)
a friend of mine is actually a lord there. just thought i share

pic related: it's proof
User avatar #72 - jbabco (05/18/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Why didn't they just torrent the island?
User avatar #9 - chuckbillrow (05/18/2013) [+] (1 reply)
i love that after they failed to buy sealand their next idea was "what if we put our servers in orbit"
#50 - awesomeduderino (05/18/2013) [-]
i'd live there
i'd live there
#17 - tyroneisanigger (05/18/2013) [+] (2 replies)
The owners of the piratebay have enough money for a country?
I know it's a popular site, but that popular? How much do they roughly make from it?
User avatar #28 to #17 - Loppytaffy (05/18/2013) [-]
Sealand is not really a country in the traditional sense of the word, they are more of a buisness that live in international waters and are therefore free of British and French laws (they are in the Channel). Kinda like how Ladonia are an internet based micronation in Sweden; no laws on the internet, bro.

They host a lot of online streaming and file sharing sites from places like Spain and Sweden, they make quite a bit of money from it, too.

Also Iceland was once sold on eBay.
#79 - ishotthedeputy (05/18/2013) [-]
If they're so good at pirating, why didn't they just pirate their own country?
#62 - comicsguy (05/18/2013) [+] (13 replies)
I never tried to download anything from there. What are your experiences? Is it safe? Is the quality good? How do torrents work?
+1
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#53 - frohling (05/18/2013) [+] (2 replies)
umm I live on Zealand. Danish island
#64 to #55 - frohling (05/18/2013) [-]
you're a former WWII sea fort
#43 - exxcezz (05/18/2013) [+] (1 reply)
First I thought this was completely retarded, because I am from Denmark and live on Sealand. It's not a country but an island... Then I found out there was something named sealand too
User avatar #36 - departed (05/18/2013) [-]
www.sealandgov.org/ You can become a ******* knight of Sealand for 200 bux.
#14 - felixjarl ONLINE (05/18/2013) [-]
Each time i hear about sealand i cannot help but think of this.
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