The only people who need to be worried are those who have literally setup shop within this virtual worlds and have been earning quite a substantial living. While the games are hosted in the U.S. I don't think they have the power to tax those who have established accounts within the game from another country because they aren't a legal residents. It affects noone but those who are earning a living by selling their virtual goods. Atleast I enterpret the whole thing as such. And really, we have noone but ourselves to blame. Everyone wants to make a quick buck, well now they've made so much more than that; the governemt has taken notice and would like to see funds from such transactions. The minute we placed value on that World of Warcraft gold, we gave the U.S. Government all the more reason to treat as such and seek interest in taxing it.