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Hacker court tackles game crime

Discussion in 'Serious' started by acrimonious, 31 Jul 2003.

  1. acrimonious

    acrimonious Custom User Title:

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    Whole (short) article from the BBC:

    "Virtual theft is as bad as pilfering in the real world.
    So said the jury in a mock trial held at the Black Hat Conference of net security professionals in Las Vegas.

    The jury heard the case for and against a hacker who destroyed the possessions of a character in an online world and said the loss of the goods constituted real damage.

    The jury also did not accept defense counsel arguments that the difficulty of bringing such cases to court should deter people from mounting prosecutions.
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    Link here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2207229.stm

    Has the world gone mad!?
     
  2. ChillingSP

    ChillingSP What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, i think so :D
     
  3. Guest-6374

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    Wow, someone owes me BIG for all the Diablo 2 stuff I got scammed out of before I learned better...
     
  4. MadSkunkBurner

    MadSkunkBurner What's a Dremel?

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    I hear that!

    /me calls my lawyer...


    (oh and yes the world has gone mad - but what do you do? Sit back and sulk or jump on the bandwagon :naughty: )
     
  5. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    I got killed by the tentacle monster in Half Life. Do I get to sue sombody? :lol:
     
  6. sinizterguy

    sinizterguy Dark & Sinizter

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    No one except yourself :D :rock:
     

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