Saturday, August 23, 2008

Who owns the moon?

Cutting Edge asks a question that is hardly new, but in an age where not just the United States but many government and Google driven private concerns are actively seeking to return and set up a more permanent really does have to ask, what are your or my rights when we get there and plan on staying. Ownership is different from property rights. People who rent apartments, for example, don't own where they live, but they still hold rights. At present it has been agreed upon that everyone OWNS the moon and no one does. But if industry and other activities are going to get started, these efforts are going to have to be able to protect their rights of property. Should be an interesting the Chinese would say.

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