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Protecting Against Plunder: The United States And The International Efforts Against Looting Of Antiquities, Asif Efrat Feb 2009

Protecting Against Plunder: The United States And The International Efforts Against Looting Of Antiquities, Asif Efrat

Cornell Law Faculty Working Papers

In 1970 UNESCO adopted a convention intended to stem the flow of looted antiquities from developing countries to collections in art-importing countries. The majority of art-importing countries, including Britain, Germany, and Japan, refused to join the Convention. Contrary to other art-importing countries, and reversing its own traditionally-liberal policy, the United States accepted the international regulation of antiquities and joined the UNESCO Convention. The article seeks to explain why the United States chose to establish controls on antiquities, to the benefit of foreign countries facing archaeological plunder and to the detriment of the US art market. I argue that the concern ...


The “Spiritual Temperature” Of Contemporary Popular Music: An Alternative To The Legal Regulation Of Death-Metal And Gangsta-Rap Lyrics, Tracy Reilly Dec 2008

The “Spiritual Temperature” Of Contemporary Popular Music: An Alternative To The Legal Regulation Of Death-Metal And Gangsta-Rap Lyrics, Tracy Reilly

Tracy Reilly

The purpose of this Article is to contribute to the volume of legal scholarship that focuses on popular music lyrics and their effects on children. This interdisciplinary cross-section of law and culture has been analyzed by legal scholars, philosophers, and psychologists throughout history. This Article specifically focuses on the recent public uproar over the increasingly violent and lewd content of death metal and gangsta -rap music and its alleged negative influence on children. Many legal scholars have written about how legal and political efforts throughout history to regulate contemporary genres of popular music in the name of the protection of ...