Thieves Take a Page Out of Rare Books and Manuscripts
Art and Cultural Heritage Law Newsletter, Vol, 1, No. 5, Spring 2009
3 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2010 Last revised: 29 Mar 2010
Date Written: April 15, 2009
This short article focuses on book thieves who, rather than stealing whole books, cut pages from valuable texts while visiting libraries. It explores several notable examples of this practice, and discusses the relatively light sentences imposed even though the economic damaged caused can be quite high.
Keywords: cultural property, archaeology, theft, antiquities, cultural heritage
JEL Classification: K11, K14, K42
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