CHINESE COURT UPHOLDS CONVICTION FOR STEALING VIRTUAL PROPERTY

Video Game Law Blog

April 03, 2006

Last year a Chinese court convicted a man for selling passwords and in-game property which he had stolen from players of the online game "Da Xihua Xiyou". Another court has just upheld the initial decision, stating that the robbed players had spent time, energy and money acquiring and adding value to their virtual property. The accused had sold the stolen (virtual) goods for about $500; he was fined about $620 for his illegal activities.

Coverage at http://shorl.com/henumuhyropri (ZDNet)