Who has rights to stolen and then sold goods?
December 9, 2009 6:12 PM Subscribe
You are not a lawyer, neither am I. (I've already asked two lawyers, but they couldn't answer anyway.) But, I've always been curious about this:
Imagine Alice is a thief. She steals something from Bob, then sells it (eBay, CraigsList, through a pawn shop, whatever) to Dave. Coincidence of coincidences, Bob knows Dave, and sees his stolen object at Dave's house during Dave's Christmas party.
Bob can provide proof this something was stolen from him, but Dave could not have been expected to know that's how Alice got it.
Who has rights to this object?
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