And in other, not-unrelated issues of sovereignty and territoriality space--this interesting discussion about the legality under the Outer Space Treaty for private companies to exploit the resources of the moon.  I have briefly written awhile ago about the related concept of a U.S. base on the moon (floated by Newt Gingrich). The new idea is for the private exploitation of the resources of the moon by private companies, breathlessly supported by Glenn Reynolds.

The comments on the post are worth reading in full, too.


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