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Who Owns the Moon?

Extraterrestrial Aspects of Land and Mineral Resources Ownership

Authors: Pop, Virgiliu

  • Written by a specialist in the field
  • Investigates the permissibility and viability of property rights on the celestial bodies, particularly the extraterrestrial aspects of land and mineral resources ownership
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About this book

This work investigates the permissibility and viability of property rights on the celestial bodies, particularly the extraterrestrial aspects of land and mineral resources ownership. In lay terms, it aims to find an answer to the question "Who owns the Moon?" After critically analyzing and dismantling with legal arguments the trivial issue of sale of extraterrestrial real estate, the book addresses the apparent silence of the law in the field of landed property in outer space, scrutinizing whether the factual situation on the extraterrestrial realms calls for legal regulations. The legal status of asteroids and the relationship between appropriation under international law and civil law appropriation are duly examined, as well as different property patterns – such as the commons regime, the Common Heritage of the Mankind, and the Frontier paradigm.

Virgiliu Pop is one of world's specialists in the area of space property rights. A member of the International Institute of Space Law, Virgiliu has authored several acclaimed papers in the field of space law and policy, and was interviewed by prestigious media outlets as diverse as New Scientist, Space.com/MSNBC, The Space Show, La Tercera (Chile), Ta Nea (Greece), Geo Magazine (Germany) and several publications in his native Romania.

About the authors

Virgiliu Pop is a researcher at the Romanian Space Agency and is one of world's specialists in the area of space property rights. A member of the International Institute of Space Law, Virgiliu has authored several acclaimed papers in the field of space law and policy, and was interviewed by prestigious media outlets as diverse as New Scientist, Space.com/MSNBC, The Space Show, La Tercera (Chile), Ta Nea (Greece), Geo Magazine (Germany) and several publications in his native Romania.

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“Virgiliu Pop, in his contribution to Volume 4 of the Space Regulations Library brings to bear centuries old real property legal theories with the modern day space race. … Pop’s work delves deep into the chasm of one of the most underdeveloped areas of property law … . Ultimately, Who Owns the Moon! deserves a close inspection by anyone interested in the fascinating interplay between the law and what was once science fiction but may soon be reality.” (Chris Kalantzis, Journal of Space Law, Vol. 37 (2), 2011)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Is the Moon for Sale?

    Pop, Virgiliu

    Pages 1-21

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  • The Sources of Landed Property Rights in Outer Space

    Pop, Virgiliu

    Pages 23-46

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  • The Object of Landed Property Rights in Outer Space

    Pop, Virgiliu

    Pages 47-58

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  • The Relationship Between Property and Sovereignty in Outer Space

    Pop, Virgiliu

    Pages 59-72

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  • The Commons Regime: Everybody’s and Nobody’s

    Pop, Virgiliu

    Pages 73-97

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eBook 103,52 €
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9134-6
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Softcover 126,34 €
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-8075-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Who Owns the Moon?
Book Subtitle
Extraterrestrial Aspects of Land and Mineral Resources Ownership
Authors
Series Title
Space Regulations Library
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9135-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9135-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9134-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8075-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 176
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