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An Effective Terms of Service Agreement Prevents the Loss of Virtual Currency or Virtual Goods in Video Games From Creating a Real World Cause of Action

Coleman Watson Thursday, 28 January 2016
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Litigants are well accustomed to receiving money damages for physical and economic injuries from a variety of torts that occur each day in the "real world"; but with the emergence of the Digital Age, litigants are now faced with issues of a different dimension, including what happens when their injury is not only intangible, but also occurs in the virtual world. This was the issue recently raised in the case of Mia Mason v. Machine Zone, Inc., No. 1:15-cv-01107, 2015 WL6335771 (D. Md. Oct. 20, 2...
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