Jerry Paffendorf mentioned/linked to my "the jig is up" remark on Terranova again about the opening up of EQ to RMT. The phrase seems to be getting around - see this recent comment from the San Jose, CA Chief of Police in connection with the Wendy's finger in the chile fiasco. BTW, did anyone check to see if the tip was missing from Galileo's finger in the Museum of the History of Science in Florence? :) The Wendy's incident raises some interesting issues. Who does the fingertip belong to? Assuming that the original owner was not thinking straight when he sold it for $50, or that such a sale is illegal in the first place, can he claim it back and sell it to Ripley's Believe It or Not, or the Museum of the History of Hoaxes? Or does the original owner lose the rights to it when it becomes separated from his body in the same manner as John Moore lost the rights to his cells after they left his body in the famous Moore v. Regents of the University of California case? Bringing this riff full circle back to virtual worlds - since RMT in EQ and other games means that there are property rights in virtual goods, it seems that a person has greater rights in their virtual body (their avatar) than they do in their own physical body, which is really very amazing. Perhaps the splashback from MMOG's will improve rights in the real world setting, which would be a first.