Chinese Court Rejects Divorcing Wife’s Claim to Share of Couple’s Online Game Virtual Assets

From the China Daily, summarizing a Beijing Morning Post article:

The couple tied the knot at the end of 2008 after they got to know each other through an online game in May…. The couple played the online games under the ID the husband had registered. In court, the wife asked for her share of the virtual assets they earned in the game ….

The court … rejected the wife’s claim, saying such issues can be ruled by the law only when virtual assets are related to the real world, such as when they have been valued with real currencies.

Thanks to John Farrier (Neatorama) for the pointer.