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Who owns the sky?
May 21, 2012 3:13PM
The sky is considered to be that region where clouds circle the earth- the upper atmosphere. That region is controlled by jurisdictional limits.
National airspace is a complicated issue and countries control the portion of the atmosphere above their territory, and in some cases, out over oceans that cannot be claimed as their territory. This could be considered the "sky". There is no international agreement as to the extent of sovereign airspace in outer space. You can read more about this at the related link.