Woman Jailed for Killing a "VIRTUAL" Character! (In Japan)

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Rowdy Rob
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No, she didn't commit actual, PHYSICAL, murder, but she did kill off her online "virtual" husband (via hacking). Is this a crazy world, or what? Believe it or not, she (the REAL person) was physically jailed.

Here's the link to the "Yahoo! News" article:
"Online divorcee jailed after killing virtual hubby"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/as_japan_avatar_murder;_ylt=Ato80b6ujYJmJzAdO...

Mark Vergeer
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Judge ruled virtual theft is real theft

Over here in the Netherlands a judge recently ruled two kids were guilty of stealing when they stole virtual inventory by pressuring another kid to give out his password for the MMORPG they were all playing.

The link won't do much good as most here don't speak Dutch....

I guess virtual reality isn't that virtual....



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