Teens convicted of virtual theft

Two Danish Dutch teenagers were convicted of virtually roughing up a classmate in the multiplayer online game RuneScape and stealing some virtual goods from him. From the Associated Press:

"These virtual goods are goods (under Dutch law), so this is theft," the court said on Tuesday in a summary of its ruling…

The 15-year-old was sentenced to 200 hours service, and the 14-year-old to 160 hours.

"Teens convicted of virtual theft"