MAN ARRESTED FOR VIRTUAL MUGGINGS

Video Game Law Blog

August 19, 2005

We're all aware that people sometimes get mugged for their flashy possessions "? an iPod, say, or an expensive pair of shoes. This sad trend has now made its way into the virtual world. A Japanese man suspected of conducting on-line muggings in the game Lineage II has been arrested. The man allegedly used software bots to attack and rob characters in the game, then sold the virtual possessions for real cash through an auction website.

Coverage at http://shorl.com/banudryledryve