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Virtual theft punished by Dutch police!

11.14.07

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Now thats interesting, the first arrest for virtual theft is a fact back here in the Netherlands. Five Dutch teenagers have been jailed because they stole for about 4000 euro of virtual goods in Habbo Hotel. The virtual criminals hacked the account of other residents and moved the virtual furniture to their own rooms. Virtual burglary, in that sense!

Curious what will happen, will a judge send them to a virtual jail? However, interesting to see that the police is treating virtual goods like real goods, makes sense of course…



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