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Old 12-19-03, 01:28 PM   #1
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Online gamer in China sues over virtual theft


An online gamer in China has successfully sued a game developer after his virtual belongings were stolen by a hacker.

According to a recent Reuters report, a Chinese court has recently ordered an online games company to return virtual belongings to a player whose game account was looted by a hacker. The 24-year old gamer, Li Hongchen, had spent two years and some 10,000 yuan (US$1,210) on pay-as-you-go cards playing the online game Hongyue, or Red Moon, before his account was hacked in February.

Li asked Beijing Arctic Ice Technology Development Co to identify the hacker who stole his virtual property, which included a stockpile of bio-chemical weapons, but was told that the company could not give out a player's private details. The company also argued that the virtual property existed only in the game, and essentially amounted to little more than data as far as its operating companies were concerned. Li also enjoyed no success with the police, and so he took his case to court demanding 10,000 yuan (US$1,210) in compensation.

Yesterday Beijing's Chaoyang District People's Court ruled that Beijing Arctic Ice should restore Li's lost items, finding it liable because of the loopholes in its server programs that made it easy for hackers to get in


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I wanna sue blizzard for lost diablo accounts
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I wanna sue blizzard for lost diablo accounts
Can I sue America's Army for anything???

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Yes I demand America's Army give me my account back that they disabled, oh wait they did.

D'oh!
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but america's army is free

besides if you sue'd them they would consider you a terrorist and bomb you back to the stone age
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Heh, whats next, suing cheaters for destroying the "gaming experience" you paid for?!

Actually that doesn't sound half bad!

Lawyer: M'lud, the accused was asked if he was cheating, with which he replied.. "stfu j00 n00b!!!111"
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So the guy got a virtual judgement.
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...Lawyer: M'lud, the accused was asked if he was cheating, with which he replied.. "stfu j00 n00b!!!111"


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