While apple didn't have stop these being produced, they do have a very defined brand image (high quality design, simplicity etc), and these figurines really do not fit in with that, and selling them in the apple stores would damage the brand image.
It's impossible to take an executable file and get the original source code. You can view it as assembly and see how it works, but you can never get to the original source code. So no copyright has been broken in reverse engineering software.
but for habbo to work at all an artificial scarcity has to exist, for a lot of players a big part of the game is trading, and working with the rareity of items etc.
There are many problems that arise if habbo would just give people the furniture back, ie what if someone traded with the scammer, and now they loose the furniture because it was "stolen goods", how do they get re compensated? This world is designed for young teenagers, how many false reports do you think would happen of they thought they could get free items?
Virtual doesn't mean easy to fix without breaking the game dynamic..think this stuff through or at least learn what habbo is, what it does and who the users are before brushing it all off as "virtual".
The lines are not blurred at all, real world money.
I'm sorry, but some of these kids have payed hundreds if not thousands of pounds for these items, and if someone logs into your account, and transfers it away, you have lost it and it has cost you in the real world.
It's all well and good saying they could just give it back, but that means when anyone is unhappy with a trade of items that they agreed to, they could say it was stolen, and waste moderator time on non-issues as they determine if it actually was stolen or an agreed trade.
To say it's not theft because, 1, it's virtual and 2 the scammer used phishing techniques is just plain wrong. If someone logged into your online bank account in a similar fashion, you would happily call that theft. Wouldn't you?
Bad analogy. If drugs where licensded and regulated properly, then first off, crack most likely wouldn't exist today, secondaly, if it had been created then we wouldn't have a load of crack dealers in neighboor hoods caushing trouble, getting people hooked etc, just a couple of licensed vendors who would only sell to you if you had the correct license.
If logic, common sense and thought are put into something, the "problems" wouldn't exist to begin with.