I couldn’t resist blogging quickly about this intriguing story, courtesy of The Guardian: a British MP wrote a formal question to the British government asking them to ensure that in-game theft be treated the same as real world theft. Answer: nope (ish), but it does raise a real question which judges are already addressing… Continue reading Should virtual theft be treated like real world theft? A UK MP says yes.
It’s conference season right now, so guess what? I have more slides for you! Last month I spoke at Social Gaming 2012, a conference bringing together the gambling industry and a few select figures from the interactive entertainment industry…including me. I was asked to give a presentation on the use and legal status of virtual goods and currency, which led to me speaking for an hour or so about why virtual goods and currency are popular and a summary of the current legal developments regarding them around the world. Continue reading The use and legal status of virtual goods and currency