The BBC has the story of a young Chinese man who was slain over a virtual property dispute
. His killer has been sentenced to life imprisonment. The Guardian Gamesblog has a deeper look at the situation
with Terra Novan Ren Reynolds. From the article: "We're becoming a service property marketplace. Is this as good as a manufacturing economy? It doesn't have the moral solidity in a way. You can kind of see that shift in ethical terms. People would think that stealing an album in a shop is immoral, but stealing an mp3 isn't. The idea of property has become more intangible."