peter von tiesenhausen
fighting the good fight, has prevented natural gas companies from drilling on his land by turning the 800 acres into a work of art and then copyrighting it.
from his web site:
The land where he lives constitutes his primary and ongoing artwork and in 1995 he claimed copyright over that land. He has been successful on several occasions defending this artwork against the incursions of multinational corporate interests.
Recently he was a driving force for the construction of a sustainable timber frame straw bale community centre in his community of Demmitt, Alberta.