Can Corporations Claim Lunar Property?

By: Alex Covert - Published: May 11, 2008   Updated: Jun 22 2011 • References: blog.wired
Recent discussions of property rights n the moon has pointed out an interesting point - that the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 makes it legal for corporations to claim lunar property.

Companies could therefore stick their proverbial flag in the moon dust to mark it as their own.

Talk about an incredible view! Imagine what the real estate taxes would be like on the moon?!

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