eBay has decided to stop buyers and sellers trading virtual objects over its auction system. We've written in the past about the boom in trading video game objects such as magical swords but now the world's biggest ecommerce site has decided that it would rather not have these items sold on its system.

eBay has decided to stop buyers and sellers trading virtual objects over its auction system. We’ve written in the past about the boom in trading video game objects such as magical swords but now the world’s biggest ecommerce site has decided that it would rather not have these items sold on its system. Characters, currency, weapons, attire and accounts of online games such as World of Warcraft and City of Heroes have been banned.

A report on news.com suggests that the move might be driven by a number of issues including the desire to avoid disputes over intangible products with no records and also as a precaution to possible government intervention. news.com suggests Second Life will be not affected by the dispute.

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