CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at 1356.cupe.ca This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Virtual worlds - real exploitation

courtesy of Eric Lee and LabourStart

If you've got kids, and if they play games on the computer, you might have heard of the phenomenon of massive multi-player online role playing games (MMORPGs, for short). Or not. In any event, I've stumbled upon evidence of the creation of what are essentially sweatshops which produce virtual objects that are used in these games -- objects which are then sold for real money in the real world. Sounds crazy, right? Check out the article and do add your comments:

http://www.ericlee.me.uk/archive/000112.html

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