In terms of being your own boss and becoming an entrepreneur and stuff — I really look up to Maria Duran! Girl might be crazier than a shithouse rat, BUT she has been successfully selling plots of the Sun on eBay, who banned her listings, saying they “violated the site’s intangible goods policy”. Naturally, Maria is now suing eBay for not letting her sell pieces of the Sun. DUH! It’s what any person with a sliver of self respect left (don’t look at me!) might do.
54-year-old Maria Duran registered the sun in her name at a notary office in Spain in 2010 and now a local court told her that it will actually hear her case against eBay after the company blocked its sun auctions.
“I am not a stupid person and I know the law,” the woman said, and she’s targeting eBay’s seller agreement policy which she thinks she hasn’t breached.
Duran is apparently taking advantage of the UN’s Outer Space Treaty, which prevents a sovereign nation from owning a celestial body, but not an individual. She was inspired by a U.S. entrepreneur who registered planets and the moon under his name in 2010 and 2011, and made more than $10 million by selling land on the moon, Mars, Venus and Mercury.
Maria sounds like a genius! Loopholes for days, Maria! Teleport us to MARS!