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Fossil Legislation and Ethics
Links to resources on fossil collecting laws from Kuban's Paleo Place.
Analysis of the SAFE Poll
Criticism of the poll results from Save America's Fossils for Everyone (SAFE), which was used to make U.S. Federal and state fossil collecting laws.
Government Sues Father and Son Over Tiny Fossils
Facts concerning United States vs. Alan Van Arsdale and Daniel Van Arsdale, a civil suit over microvertebrate fossils.
Journal of Dinosaur Paleontology
Short articles on legal issues of dinosaur collection, dinosaur law, and the case of Sue.
Florida Fossil Permit
Permit needed to collect vertebrate fossils in Florida.
Just the Facts
Newsletter published by the American Association of Paleontological Suppliers, addressing the issue of collecting and preserving fossils found on public land.
Vertebrate Paleontological Resources Protection Act
The text of the Baucus Bill.
Fossil Collection Laws in Nova Scotia
Brief summary concerning fossil collecting in the Canadian province.
Fossils and the Law in South Africa
Information about collection laws and permits.
King of the Beastly (Legal) Battles
Summary of the legal fight over Sue, the T. rex, and the questions raised about who owns the dinosaur fossils.
Public Lands, Public Fossils
Article summarizing the issue from Geotimes by Lawrence J. Flynn.
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