[MUD-Dev] Blacksnow revisted

Matt Mihaly the_logos at achaea.com
Tue Apr 9 16:22:42 New Zealand Standard Time 2002


On Sat, 6 Apr 2002, Kylotan wrote:

> Just to throw in another angle into this debate... perhaps the
> player's -character- has ownership of in-game items, but the
> player does not. Ownership is not transitive, as the players do
> not own the character as such. [1] Characters are entitled and
> encouraged to trade items. Players are, of course, necessary to
> facilitate the process. But players themselves could be forbidden
> (by game rules and/or EULA, whatever) to arrange for the trade of
> goods directly.

Ownership is a legal concept, and property cannot own other
property. Characters can't own anything, because they have no legal
standing to do so.

--matt

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