A Finn convicted of WoW account theft

Thought this might be an interesting precedent: A Finnish man was just convicted in in Finland of World of Warcraft account theft, and has to pay 4000 euros in compensation to the victim of the account theft. The really interesting bit is, the compensation sum was calculated based on the market value of the account if bought from the open market. I’ve no idea what the repercussions of this are on the longer run – if my account is now worth a couple thousand, could I sue Blizzard if I lost access due to their fault?

I can’t find any English language news bits on this, will link if I do.

News at YLE, Taloussanomat in Finnish.

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