Dutch Court Convicts 2 Of Stealing Virtual Items

CBS News writes:

"A Dutch court has convicted two youths of theft for stealing virtual items in a computer game and sentenced them to community service.
The Leeuwarden District Court says the culprits, 15 and 14 years old, coerced a 13-year-old boy into transferring a "virtual amulet and a virtual mask" from the online adventure game RuneScape to their game accounts.

"These virtual goods are goods (under Dutch law), so this is theft," the court said Tuesday in a summary of its ruling."

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Raoh3648d ago


What's next? half of your mog house belongings for ffxi divorces?

DarkBlood3648d ago

what next life sentence for killing a innocent player in i dont know some shooting game lol not making sense to me lol

Pablos1020303648d ago

Sorry, but that's not even stealing. The kid agreed to give up his items.

downwithlogins3647d ago

Agree to give up his items. They beat him up and threatened him with a kitchen knife till he agreed to give up his items. So those 2 kids didn't just get convicted because of theft but also because of the beating and the knife. In my opinion they got of easy.

Megaton3648d ago

I opened a Jr. Balrog summoning bag on a low-level crowd in Maple Story. Should I expect mass murder charges?

Scenarist3648d ago

lol dude jr rogs pwn ..esp in henny hunting ground lol.

btw what server you play in? I play in windia

Megaton3648d ago

I don't really play anymore, but my characters are in Scania. Got a 105 Hermit and 71 Priest.

Scenarist3648d ago

yea i barely log on myself since i got a ps3 , i just hate knowing i got an account i invested alot of time in and its not worth much..

i got a 121 shadower in windia , and a 4x cleric

cliffbo3648d ago

i hope people don''t steal my LBP levels!!!! i'll inform the police

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