Virtual poker chips stolen; actual prison sentence given

Virtual poker chips stolen; actual prison sentence given

Mar 25, 2011

Millionaire bankers gut the world’s economy by gambling with other people’s money, and are rewarded with five & six-figure bonuses. One man steals poker chips that essentially only exist because people believe in them, and is jailed for two years. Hooray for justice! Develop Online (quoting The Guardian) reports that British IT businessman...

Second virtual crime wave strikes Habbo Hotel

The legal implications of theft within a virtual world have once again been under scrutiny after real raids were carried out by Finnish police in the hunt for a virtual thief, the BBC reports. Habbo Hotel is a staggeringly popular game in which players can create an avatar and exist within a world shared by millions, where the goal is social interaction and to...