Dennis Hope claims to own the moon, and sells pieces of it to
unsuspecting consumers. By putting “this is a novelty gift” on the
deeds, Hope narrowly avoids prosecution.
A while back, however, Hope decided to go one step further and claim
the United States now recognized his sovereignty:
The document he references however
http://www.galacticgovernment.info/USRecGG.pdf is just a copyright
registration and explicitly states “For the contents of the annexed
document, the Department [of State] assumes no responsibility”.
This is likely a federal offense, so I wrote the below to the
Department of State, though it’s unlikely they will take action:
Subject: Criminal use of copyright registration Dennis Hope (email@example.com), who sells "lunar real estate", claims that the United States government has recognized the soverignity of his "Galactic Government" based on this document signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: http://www.galacticgovernment.info/USRecGG.pdf However, this document is merely a copyright registration, and does not recognize Hope's soverignity. I believe this is a gross and criminal abuse of copyright registration, and am asking the Department of State to investigate and prosecute Mr Dennis Hope. Reference: http://www.prlog.org/10449707-united-states-government-recognizes-sovereignty-of-the-galactic-government.html