[MUD-Dev] Blacksnow revisted

Travis Casey efindel at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 10 23:49:08 New Zealand Standard Time 2002

On Tuesday 09 April 2002 12:22, Matt Mihaly wrote:
> 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.

Hmm... a corporation is property, but it can own things.  Roman
slaves were property, but they could own things independently of
their masters (if they couldn't, then the practice of buying your
way out of slavery would have been impossible).

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