So Much For Virtual Inflation. EA Confiscates 15 Trillion Gold In Ultima Online

Video Game Law Blog

July 11, 2006

The video game publisher has announced that, along with the confiscation of the 15 trillion gold pieces, 180 user accounts have been cancelled for the long-running MMORPG. Electronic Arts claims that the virtual gold in question was obtained 'through the abuse of bugs or exploitation of game mechanics"? and that the cancelled accounts were connected to the accumulation of that 'dirty money"?.

Coverage at http://shorl.com/japuprubomika (Gamasutra)