Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, eBay, Amazon, and WhatsApp have made it easier for looters and traffickers to directly contact potential buyers—cutting out the middlemen.
In the Antiquities Coalition’s latest policy brief, Dr. Neil Brodie takes on the “out-of-control” internet antiquities market. The AC dug into the online art market with expert Colette Loll.
In this latest policy brief, Dr. Neil Brodie examines how best to protect businesses and consumers from the skyrocketing internet market, which he warns “presents a clear and present danger to the survival of the world’s cultural heritage.”
Neil Brodie discusses the online art and antiquities marketplace, offering suggestions to protect both good faith consumers and online businesses from facilitating criminal behavior
How Can We Fund the Fight Against Antiquities Looting and Trafficking? A “Pollution” Tax on the Antiquities Trade
Lawrence Rothfield advocates for an targeted "antiquities tax," to provide a sustainable funding stream to pay for more robust monitoring and enforcement efforts against the illicit market and improved site security.
Policy Brief No. 2: How Can We Fund the Fight Against Antiquities Looting and Trafficking? A “Pollution” Tax on the Antiquities Trade
The latest release is by Dr. Lawrence Rothfield, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago. In the paper, Rothfield argues for levying a “pollution” tax on the legitimate antiquities trade, in order to establish an antiquities-protection “Superfund.”