Monday, March 21, 2011

eBay Lessens Looting

When eBay began, archaeologists were scared that online buying and selling antiquities would increase stealing and trafficking of archaeological treasures. Contrary to expectations, eBay's existence has lessened looting because 1) eBay created a market for cheap fakes which lowered the incentive to steal real artifacts and 2) Collectors are more wary of buying on-line.

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