Chinese woman’s claim to virtual assets dismissedBy IANS
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
BEIJING - A court in China has dismissed a woman’s claim to virtual assets she had earned while playing online games with her husband whom she was divorcing, a media report said.
The couple had married at the end of 2008. They had got to know each other through an online game, reported China Daily quoting Beijing Morning Post.
They had marital discord and blamed each other for being lazy in housework. The woman then filed for divorce.
The couple played the online games under the ID the husband had registered.
During the court case, the woman asked for her share of the virtual assets they earned in the game, but the husband didn’t agree.
The People’s Court of Shunyi district in Beijing ruled divorce for the couple. But it rejected the wife’s claim, saying these issues can be considered under the law only when virtual assets are related to the real world, such as when they have been valued with real currencies.