No, I'm not about to introduce a wacky spin-off idea!
The Atlantic recently wrote about life as an astronaut on the ISS and how they have access to streaming the latest TV series in their downtime. Great article.
Even Astronauts Binge-Watch TV While in Space
This got me thinking about how terrestrial IP constraints translate to space. I'd imagine it will be legal to watch an HBO stream in a US module, but not elsewhere, since the nation who the module belongs to dictates the legal jurisdiction of the module.
With more and more commercial space flight and tourism opportunities on the horizon, how should IP law translate to space as we increase habitat infrastructure? I'd imagine there's an upper limit on how applicable existing law would be if I'm correct with the above analysis. Will we need to indicate that Earth Orbit and the Moon are separate jurisdictions, similar to a nation? Or maybe it's time we remove jurisdictions all together?
What do the experts think?