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An Interesting Take On Art Theft

February 14, 2008

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Reflecting on the recent Swiss theft of works valued in excess of $160 million, this article addresses some of the issues surrounding art theft, including differing treatment given to subsequent purchasers of stolen works. Probably most disturbing is the now "open secret" that some insurers are more than willing to pay ransoms to thieves to recover stolen pieces to avoid significant payouts on their policies.
<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/02/14/art.theft/index.html">http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/02/14/art.theft/index.html</a>

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