You Be The Judge...Did Smiley Get A Fair Sentence?

E. Forbes Smiley III was sentenced to three and half years for stealing over 100 extremely valuable maps from several libraries and selling them for his personal profit. Here's the Hartford Courant's editorial on the punishment that was meted out to him.

What's your opinion? In this day and age when anyone can and does sell anything on the internet, what controls (if any) can internet companies set on the sale of someone else's property? How can we prevent this sort of thing from happening again and again?


You guys usually love to add your two cents...and this was not a rhetorical question.

Did Smiley get a fair sentence? Comment below.