Online game theft earns real-world conviction

The Netherlands' highest court upheld a ruling Tuesday that it's illegal to steal virtual items. In 2009, an unnamed minor and his accomplice were convicted of stealing an amulet and mask from a fellow RuneScape player. One of the defendants lost his appeal this week and must perform 144 hours...

Online game theft earns real-world conviction

(AP) -- The amulet and mask were a 13-year-old boy's virtual possessions in an online fantasy game. In the real world, he was beaten and threaten with a knife to give them up.

Tue 31 Jan 12 from Phys.org

Online game theft earns real-world conviction, Tue 31 Jan 12 from AP

Dutch Supreme Court: Stealing RuneScape gear is a crime

The Netherlands' highest court upheld a ruling Tuesday that it's illegal to steal virtual items. In 2009, an unnamed minor and his accomplice were convicted of stealing an amulet and ...

Wed 1 Feb 12 from Techspot

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