You guys.. this hurts my head... (Kid arrested for stealing virtual furniture)

#4
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*goes spelunking*
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#5
I wonder what they thought.....

"I've got an idea on what to do, let's go arrest some people for stealing...


FAKE FURNITURE!!"
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#8
Lol, but they have a point. They were taking things other people had paid for.
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Lol, but they have a point. They were taking things other people had paid for.

Paid for willingly too so technically habbohotel is making money fair and square
I still say whoever buys this stuff should be shot tho
#11
they're out to get everyone.

i'm stealing your time right now.
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#12
The whole thing is bordering on the absurd. It makes you realise how ridiculous it is to spend money on those pixels AKA furni. Seemingly, many people do.

Edit - Sorry for my double topic. Genuine mistake, shouldn't have rushed into making it. The whole thing is pure gold, though.

Edit 2 - here is the article from the BBC's point of view if you are interested.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7094764.stm

Last edited by Jackolas at Nov 14, 2007,
#13
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they're out to get everyone.

i'm stealing your time right now.


And I'm stealing your RAM
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#14
weird, gizmodo.com is awesome tough.
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#15
it's still theft, however lolworthy the article makes it appear.

it is also ridiculous.
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#16
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it's still theft, however lolworthy the article makes it appear.

it is also ridiculous.


This is actually a sensitive topic.

Does the "virtual furniture" or "furni" belong to Habbo Hotel INC, or the person "buying" it? I'm not sure how clear that has been made by the company, but other site owners stress that characters, for example, created in games always belong to them even if you pay a subscription fee - even though they say it in gentle words, that is what they are saying.
#17
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*goes spelunking*

You would.


As for Habbo...WTF? That's so stupid. Who would pay real money for an imaginary ****ing apartment?! I hate humanity and its overall stupidity! So i agree with the dude from before: anyone find my lost faith in humanity?
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#18
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The whole thing is bordering on the absurd. It makes you realise how ridiculous it is to spend money on those pixels AKA furni. Seemingly, many people do.

Edit - Sorry for my double topic. Genuine mistake, shouldn't have rushed into making it. The whole thing is pure gold, though.

Edit 2 - here is the article from the BBC's point of view if you are interested.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7094764.stm


Well, why does anyone spend money on virtual games or art? Why is World of Warcraft one of the most successful virtual business ventures?

I agree that it's a little lame to spend money on these kinds of things, but people do it.
#19
I remember when I used to buy furniture in Habbo Hotel. I think a dangerously hard fall onto my head cured my problem though.
#21
Does this mean im gonna get locked up for 'accidently' leaving my imaginary friend in a blender?
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Does this mean im gonna get locked up for 'accidently' leaving my imaginary friend in a blender?

Depends really, did you turn the blender on?
#23
I suspect that if it were to go to court, then they'll get busted for phishing and for unauthorised access rather than "virtual theft"
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#24
this is ridiculous, but so is habbo at the end of the day.
lol at the people sad enough to pay for some pixels.
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#29
Well guys, I'm out. I'm gonna go steal myself some virtual kitchenware.
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Well guys, I'm out. I'm gonna go steal myself some virtual kitchenware.


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#31
Well people paid for it, and he stole it.

It's kind of like stealing money.

Really, when you think about it, it's not much different from any other illegal phishing scam.

People steal your bank account information and transfer funds to themselves. These guys were just stealing stupid, useless virtual furniture, but it's still got (for some reason) some monetary value.

I don't really think they should be arrested because of what a stupid crime this is, but it's really not all that far-fetched.
Last edited by Inimical at Nov 14, 2007,
#32
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Depends really, did you turn the blender on?

Well, I may of done, what of it? It don't matter anyway, im happy I killed him! He took all the attention away from me
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#33
Quote by End of that BBC report
Virtual theft is a growing issue in virtual worlds; in 2005 a Chinese gamer was stabbed to death in a row over a sword in a game.

Shanghai gamer Qiu Chengwei killed player Zhu Caoyuan when he discovered he had sold a "dragon sabre" he had been loaned.


*Blinks*
#36
wow, gay, i dont care if you pay for something in a game, its your own fault for being stupid, thats like me going "i bought items for diablo off ebay and some1 stole my acount valued at 500$ i want them arrested" whatever, by the way, i found your faith in humanity, apparently it was up in goatse's ass

edit: also thievery should be apart of games, its apart of all games.... not to mention it makes it more "realistic"
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#37
i realize that the furniture isnt real, but someone did pay money for it.

stealing it causes that person to lose the money they invested. even if the person doesnt have a physical object, the virtual object technically has value. stealing it deserves punishment .


that being said, i find it ridiculous that someone would pay money for something like that.
#38
LOL! WTF would people pay for virtual furniture? Why wouldn't the admins just replace their furniture (they should have account logs) and ban the kids who stole the furniture. Seems like they just wanted to make things more complicated than they really were. Or to get free publicity for their crappy site.