Sunday 25 November 2007

Virtual Thefts

The other day in second life I was in somebody's home and I picked up a Sherlock Holmes book and started to read it. I was going to log off but hadn't finished reading the book so I took a copy. Later I was wondering if this constituted theft!

Now, I've just come across an article about theft in the social-networking site Habbo Hotel leading to police action. And I also recall an article about a bank in Second Life,Ginko Financial, where the owner of the bank scarpered with millions of Linden dollars - which equated to $750,000 dollars but the police couldn't do anything because it wasn't a real bank.

Now, it seems that one increasingly needs to have a knowledge of law in virtual spaces.

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