Friday, May 4, 2007

WTF: Is Virtual Rape A Crime?

Wired is running a report that police in Brussels began an investigation into a citizen's allegations of rape last the online virtual community/game-that-makes-you-look-pretty-online Second Life.

I know what you're thinking; did Ken_661 physically force Barbetta_1981 onto the virtual floor of a virtual sidewalk, and if so, how far did he virtually get before the virtual cops got him? Thankfully, no virtually horrendous details are clear - but virtually everyone is saying there is no question that forced online sexual activity -- whether through text, animation, malicious scripts or other means -- is real; and is a traumatic experience that can have a serious impact on your real life. No shit. Now hit me up with some Immovan and let me sleep a while.

Click to read the in depth article (Wired)

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