Dutch court rules virtual theft is realI heard this story on the radio the other day and figured it was right up nutcan's alley.
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|PackOne - Check yourself before you wriggity wreck yourself.|
|I'll start by saying I think they got it right. I found it surprising that very little attention was given to the whole threatened with a knife thing.|
|Jeremy - 8989 Posts|
Uh...yeah. I think the theft was the least of what they should have been in trouble for.
Though, what happens in games that allow what is essentially Player vs Player virtual "muggings"?
|Jeremy - 8989 Posts|
|Jon - Nutcan.com's kitten expert|
PackOne Wrote - Today @ 04:25:53 PM
I'll start by saying I think they got it right. I found it surprising that very little attention was given to the whole threatened with a knife thing.
Yeah one of my thoughts was that this was assault either way. And I hope what was at stake didn't determine if the offense was punishable at all or not.
Then again, I'm not sure if that wasn't already taken into account and the story part was just about whether it was also theft.
They got community service 160 hours and 200 hours (http://www.wtopnews.com/index.php?nid=456&sid=1501288). I'm not sure if that's a lot or not, considering their ages, the crime, and the other country's laws.
Also, we don't know to what degree they beat him up and what the knife situation was. Did they have it and hold him up with it? Did they just say they'd cut him with a knife?
Also, I don't know if it's a case of being lost in paraphrasing, but the article I just linked to in this post and at least one other article only say they "coerced" the kid into giving them the things and didn't mention anything physical or a knife.
I wish people would either give a sufficient story or not give a story at all because usually it's the details that are the important thing and change the meaning of the story entirely.
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|Jon - 2883 Posts|
Jeremy Wrote - Today @ 04:34:12 PM
This almost reads like an onion article at times.
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|I know. How on earth did the police actually get involved? How can it be considered "hacking" if she was given the username and password to his account?|
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|It's very similar to when the cops ask you "did you give them permission to take these things from you?" when you report stuff stolen.|
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