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Gamers fear for virtual assets as rate cut hits 'Animal Crossing' savings

Dr Michaela MacDonald comments on gamers' rights to their digital property for Thomas Rueters Foundation

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Gamers have fewer rights over their virtual property than they might expect, say digital experts. Their virtual savings have been slashed in hit video game "Animal Crossing" to cushion the financial blow of the coronavirus pandemic. "This episode highlights that players often engage with video games having little or no awareness or understanding of the contractual arrangements to which they have agreed," says Dr Michaela MacDonaldTeaching Fellow from Queen Mary University of London.

Full article available on Thomas Rueters Foundation News.