Courts put real value on virtual crimes

A pair of recent criminal cases are placing new value on virtual world actions.Courts in Japan and Europe have decided that damage to property in online worlds warrants real-world legal punishments.In the Netherlands, a judge sentenced a pair of teenagers to community service after they were found guilty of attacking another boy and forcing him to turn over items for Runescape, a popular fantasy RPG.
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