Virtual worlds and theft

Apparently, somebody has been arrested for theft for hacking into accounts, use avatars and steal the virtual possessions. “Real-world arrest for man who stole RuneScape virtual characters” (Times, 30 November 2009)
For disapproval, “If You Gain Unauthorized Access To A Character In A Virtual World, Is It Theft?” (TechDirt, 01 December 2009)
Contra: “Is virtual boom our industrial revolution?” (TheGuardian, 10 September 2009)

About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
This entry was posted in Countries - UK, Offences - Hacking (unauthorised access), Offences - Theft, Offences - Unauthorised 'modification' (and co), Virtual Worlds. Bookmark the permalink.

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