China prosecutes virtual arms dealers

The three aren’t being charged with theft or fraud, but with copyright infringement, which itself is unusual in China. In this case, the men’s actions helped to destabilize the game world by giving lower-level players extraordinarily powerful weapons that were only designed to be wielded by top players in the game.

Read the full article at Ars and previous posts about virtual crimes from WNM….and from ZDNet’s Lawgarithms blog, Defendant to plaintiff: How much is that in Linden dollars?

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