In history classes, my children have been learning (OK, they have been taught, which is not the same thing) that ownership claims of new lands (the Americas) by foreign countries (in Europe) were bolstered by two things: exploration and colonization.
Now there is a woman in Spain who has registered at her local notary public as owner of the sun. You know, the big, hot ball in the sky. She has neither exploration or colonization to back up her claims. Apparently, she has an infantile mind…the kind of mind that says, “If I saw it, it’s mine; if I want it, it’s mine.”
“I am not stupid, I know the law,” she says.
And what, exactly, does she plan to do with her ownership? Charge everybody a usage fee. My response would be an equally infantile: “Oh, yeah? Make me!”
One would have an easier time withholding oxygen from a non-subscriber than sunshine. Even if you put sunshine-thieves in a windowless jail, any food you would supply would be thanks to sunlight. But she’s not stupid. I’m sure she’s thought through this whole issue and has some sort of plan for non-compliance.