Saturday, December 13, 2008

Softpedia: Property Rights for the Moon - Romanian scientist shares his thoughts on space laws

Dan Talpariu, science editor at Softpedia, writes:
"[N]ot much thought has been given to the legal aspects linked to the ownership of the places we are exploring and will someday own. But a book written by a research specialist from the Romanian Space Agency, Virgiliu Pop, called "Who Owns the Moon? – Extraterrestrial Aspects of Land and Mineral Resources Ownership," plans to change that. He believes that future generations of legal representatives may have their hands full soon. ... In Pop's view, property rights are better than group ownership."