Calling All Virtual Toshiro Mifunes…
Reader Rodney Smith points us to this piece, via Slashdot, in the New Scientist about virtual crime and punishment in the land of the Seven Samurai:
A man has been arrested in Japan on suspicion carrying out a virtual mugging spree by using software "bots" to beat up and rob characters in the online computer game Lineage II. The stolen virtual possessions were then exchanged for real cash.
Whole thing here.