Friday, October 24, 2008

Precendents...

More legal precendents being set in MMO's/Virtual worlds:


1. Tokyo woman jailed for logging into husband's Maple Story account and killing his avatar (link). I wonder: If she was a noob and did this accidentally, would his have been VW manslaughter?

2. Dutch teens convicted of VW theft after logging into Runescape and roughing him up and taking his virtual items (link). 

The latter of these is particularly interesting. If the game allows "roughing up", then hasn't the victim here subscribed to a PvP portion of the game/world? If not, how did it happen. If so, then hasn't he opted to allow this kind of thing to happen? Seems like if a hockey player were suing for getting checked.

1 comment:

JoeCool79 said...

Speaking of getting checked...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWqgizAD4FA