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Two recent news items got me thinking about "virtual theft" and other crimes that either take place inside virtual worlds or involve virtual goods. I don't know why exactly, but this kind of thing fascinates me. Maybe it's because it's another example of online behaviour clashing with real-world laws and principles, much like music or…

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From the Los Angeles Times (via a post at Wired) comes the news that a little-known "newspaper" called the Club Penguin Times apparently has almost 7 million subscribers, many of whom read the paper at least once a week. And where is this newspaper published? Inside Club Penguin, the virtual world for kids that was…

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So it seems that Coca-Cola is still trying to find the magic combination of virtual world and aggressive marketing that will produce the magic results it seeks. The New York Times has a story about how the carbonated sugar-water behemoth has launched an abomination marketing effort called Coke Island in the virtual world known as…

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As was widely rumoured a couple of months ago, Club Penguin is being acquired, but not by Sony, who was said to be deep in takeover talks with the company when I last wrote about it. Instead, the wildly successful virtual world for kids -- which was started by three guys from Kelowna, B.C. as…

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I'm glad Wagner James Au -- who also writes about Second Life as an "embedded" reporter for New World Notes -- has written a post about Gaia Online for GigaOm, because I've been meaning to write something about it and I keep forgetting. Now I don't have to. I think Wagner's headline might be overdoing…

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