'eBay vs woman who claims ownership of the Sun' is actually going to court

'I am not stupid, I know the law'

Christopher Hooton
Thursday 04 June 2015 10:18 BST
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A Spanish woman has won the right to take eBay to court after it blocked her account because she had been selling plots of land on the Sun.

Maria Angeles Duran, from Vigo in Spain's northwestern region of Galicia, claimed ownership of our nearest star in 2010, selling it off at €1 (73p) per metre square.

The trial will take place in July, according to Spanish newspaper La Voz de Galicia, with Duran suing the company for €10,000 because they took commission from her but did not let her collect payments from those who bought real estate on the celestial body.

"There was no snag, I backed my claim legally, I am not stupid, I know the law. I did it but anyone else could have done it, it simply occurred to me first," Duran told the Daily Mail back in 2010.

eBay tried to settle the matter out of court, but it seems Duran is feeling litigious.

Her Sun-selling idea was inspired by a man who registered the Moon and many of the planets in the Solar System under his name in September 2010.

Duran apparently received 600 orders of Sun, worth €1,200.

(via: IBTimes)

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