THE amulet and mask were a 13-year-old boy’s virtual possessions in an online fantasy game. In the real world, he was beaten and threaten with a knife to give them up.
The Dutch Supreme Court overnight upheld the theft conviction of a youth who stole another boy’s possessions in the popular online fantasy game RuneScape.
Judges ordered the offender to perform 144 hours of community service.
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