Arrrrrr!. Source: wtfacts.org/ Read more about Sealand: www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-03/19/pirate-bay-drones. In 2007 '_l‘ he' Pi" rate Bay attempted my th
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Arrrrrr!

In 2007 '_l‘ he' Pi" rate Bay
attempted my their own
country, , to attempt
to gain immunity from
various copyright acts
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#41 - anomsssssss (05/18/2013) [-]
they tried to buy something?
#1 - torchictoucher (05/17/2013) [-]
Picture of the entirety of Sealand (10 miles off the coast of Essex)
#68 to #1 - chinesehandcuffs (05/18/2013) [-]
Sealand on fire
#90 to #1 - despare (05/19/2013) [-]
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User avatar #5 to #1 - twiley (05/18/2013) [-]
I bet i could take over sea-land, and claim it as my own country.
User avatar #6 to #5 - themongoose (05/18/2013) [-]
a guy tried a hostile take over. Hired mercenaries and everything. Mr. Lord Sealand came and roflstomped him and kept him hostage till negotiations allowed his release. Wiki that. It's a funny story.
#13 to #6 - hirollin (05/18/2013) [-]
Yeah, if only that guy wasn't too busy bitching about his dead mentor he might have taken the island for years and years to come.
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User avatar #11 to #10 - dafiltafish (05/18/2013) [-]
yes, in fact his royalty called the British navy for help and didn't get any. it wasn't until a family friend rented a helicopter that the nation could be liberated.
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#3 to #1 - tittystargalactica (05/18/2013) [-]
If I go a few hundred metres to my right, I can see that. It looks like a bridge just off in the distance.

It takes AGES to find it (like when you're trying to spot a plane in the air which is so high up it's just a dot.)

Pic related - The area I live in, on the Essex coast (Clacton/Holland on sea)

User avatar #7 to #1 - electrickwalrus (05/18/2013) [-]
is that slenderman on there?
User avatar #2 to #1 - armwulf (05/17/2013) [-]
Ahhh sealand... such a fun story.
The british built a bunch of those during WWII, covered them in AAguns and just enough people to man them
The navy would protect them while they tried to stop the Luftwaffe
User avatar #38 - bandoslootshare (05/18/2013) [-]
was A-land and B-land already taken?
#61 to #38 - anon (05/18/2013) [-]
A Land is a province of Japan, I'm not completely sure about B Land.
#60 to #38 - ttubkcid (05/18/2013) [-]
As a matter of fact, Åland is taken.
As a matter of fact, Åland is taken.
#59 to #38 - roflnaut (05/18/2013) [-]
Actually, Aland was already taken.
#8 - silverlance (05/18/2013) [-]
...Tortuga...
#34 to #8 - sacker (05/18/2013) [-]
Turtle.
#40 to #34 - silverlance (05/18/2013) [-]
Google images seemed to think so too
#20 - zyxorz (05/18/2013) [-]
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 #22 to #20 - eiaisqzbsesb (05/18/2013) [-]
Damn, you beat me to it. Why did I have to write a ******* essay about it?
#23 to #22 - zyxorz (05/18/2013) [-]
Haha, sorry^^
User avatar #24 to #23 - eiaisqzbsesb (05/18/2013) [-]
Anyway, I didn't mention the diplomatic imunity, I just tried to explain the funny thing about pirat partiet having more representatives in the EU than KD, despite not being in the riksdag and having less voters.
#35 to #24 - thefifthgiraki (05/18/2013) [-]
Sär skrivning får Knugen att gråta.
Gör inte Knugen besviken.
För Svearikes skull.
User avatar #56 to #35 - eiaisqzbsesb (05/18/2013) [-]
Jag är ledsen men jag var nyss vaken vid detta tillfälle.
User avatar #21 - eiaisqzbsesb (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 ONLINE (05/18/2013) [-]
a friend of mine is actually a lord there. just thought i share

pic related: it's proof
User avatar #26 to #18 - Loppytaffy (05/18/2013) [-]
Anyone can be a lord/lady, baron/ess or knight. It's just a lot of money.
#39 to #26 - anon (05/18/2013) [-]
Or like £20 in this case
User avatar #80 to #39 - Loppytaffy (05/18/2013) [-]
knight is £100. Can women be knights? Cos I totally want to join thie military; come the zombie apocolypse, i know where i want to be.
User avatar #4 - turopiyox (05/18/2013) [-]
id live there.
#25 - Loppytaffy (05/18/2013) [-]
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.
User avatar #27 to #25 - satrenkotheone (05/18/2013) [-]
Where are you getting this information?
User avatar #29 to #27 - Loppytaffy (05/18/2013) [-]
Sealand's website. Duh.
User avatar #30 to #29 - satrenkotheone (05/18/2013) [-]
You're saying this as if it's obvious. I haven' heard anything about this in ages if we're even talking about the same Sealand.
User avatar #31 to #30 - Loppytaffy (05/18/2013) [-]
People don't know **** about Sealand. The Battle of Sealand was so intense it was almost camping!
#45 to #25 - anon (05/18/2013) [-]
Havenco shut down in 2008 something about prince roy tricking the owner of havenco
User avatar #72 - jbabco (05/18/2013) [-]
Why didn't they just torrent the island?
#74 to #72 - jdizzleoffthehizzl (05/18/2013) [-]
Too many leechers.
User avatar #9 - chuckbillrow (05/18/2013) [-]
i love that after they failed to buy sealand their next idea was "what if we put our servers in orbit"
User avatar #16 to #9 - deathchain (05/18/2013) [-]
I think they were considering unmanned aerial drones, not orbital stuff. Either way if they used a renewable energy source they'd be unstoppable.
#50 - awesomeduderino (05/18/2013) [-]
i'd live there
i'd live there
#79 - ishotthedeputy (05/18/2013) [-]
If they're so good at pirating, why didn't they just pirate their own country?
User avatar #37 - jjoorriissjjuuhh (05/18/2013) [-]
Why do we want to know what was happening in 2007?
I dont get it?
Is this funny?
User avatar #75 - themastertroller (05/18/2013) [-]
what are people from sealand called?
User avatar #77 to #75 - CaptalnPlanet (05/18/2013) [-]
sealanders
#71 - exalbaru (05/18/2013) [-]
But copyrights don't effect them where they are now. if you look up the legal emails against them their replies are hilarious.
User avatar #70 - peterzegreek (05/18/2013) [-]
I ******* love Sealand
#62 - comicsguy (05/18/2013) [-]
I never tried to download anything from there. What are your experiences? Is it safe? Is the quality good? How do torrents work?
#63 to #62 - gorden (05/18/2013) [-]
don't download there.
The quality varies from the uploader, so you cant tell that.

torrents:
They main reason not to download there is the torrent thing.
If you get caught downloading a film using a OCH you'll pay for the download.
While torrenting you are also sharing your traffic for others so the download is extra fast.
This also means you are "seeding" -> uploading for others.
Which means you are not just a downloader but an uploader which is worse than downloading

>inb4 derp englisch - I'm german, sorry
#78 to #63 - alexanderh (05/18/2013) [-]
So, you're telling people to not seed, and just leech from others? That's a huge dick move right there, you know that, right?
User avatar #81 to #78 - gorden (05/18/2013) [-]
i'm just telling him to not use torrents.
#82 to #81 - alexanderh (05/18/2013) [-]
What should he use instead?
User avatar #83 to #82 - gorden (05/18/2013) [-]
buy movies. or one click hosters
#84 to #83 - alexanderh (05/18/2013) [-]
How about games, then?
User avatar #85 to #84 - gorden (05/18/2013) [-]
buy games or use one click hoster?
#86 to #85 - alexanderh (05/18/2013) [-]
Could you direct me to a one click hoster for games?

I've never seen one, they're always torrents.
User avatar #87 to #86 - gorden (05/18/2013) [-]
no, i can't but i'm pretty sure its possible, guess its parted then. i don't download to be honest...
#89 to #87 - alexanderh (05/18/2013) [-]
I've seen legit sites use parted downloads, but they always offer something akin to a torrent, because it's simply better for downloading games.
User avatar #65 to #62 - schrutebucks (05/18/2013) [-]
it's good, just make sure the torrent has good feedback
User avatar #66 to #62 - isradam (05/18/2013) [-]
When you download a torrent, look at the comments and if it's got possitive feedback, download. Also seed all you can, it's good karma.
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#53 - frohling (05/18/2013) [-]
umm I live on Zealand. Danish island
User avatar #55 to #53 - faridahmalik (05/18/2013) [-]
Yeah, but Sealand is a principality, located off the eastern shores of Britain. It's a former WWII sea fort.
#64 to #55 - frohling (05/18/2013) [-]
you're a former WWII sea fort
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