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Virtual crimes, worldly laws: Russian lawyers mull penalties for stealing game accounts & digital items

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Peresvet    178

https://www.rt.com/russia/469062-online-games-theft-punishment/

 

"Virtual crimes, worldly laws: Russian lawyers mull penalties for stealing game accounts & digital items

 

Hackers and online scammers should think twice before stealing ‘World of Tanks’ armor or ‘Dota 2’ characters from careless gamers – Russian lawyers are readying a heavy-handed crackdown on the practice.

The Moscow branch of Russia’s Bar Association has suggested making the theft of paid accounts and digital goods a criminal offence, local media reported. A game character or a rare item sometimes takes many months and hundreds of dollars to develop, and the loss of what the group calls “a virtual asset” often turns into a little tragedy for avid gamers.

 

The news comes as billions of people are spending money on gameplaying, making in-game purchases. In Russia alone, gamers spent a whopping $736 million last year, according to a Superdata survey. "

 

Sounds good. I approve.

 

 

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