In this game it is not as you are not directly earning anything from it. But had you done it for some real cash like for example, betted on his death then I think it would have been morally wrong.
But ofcourse, its your personal opinion & it will vary from person to person??
P.S. An idea struck to my mind that why not you create a poll for this, hence you would easily get to know what the majority thinks!!
An old girlfriend of mine won $200 in a "celebrity death pool" when Frank Sinatra died. A group of people would put in $5 every time a celebrity died and nobody had that celebrity on their "list." A little harsh yes, but it proved lucrative for her.
Heath Ledger was removed from the trading lists,and also from my portfolio,so my shares for him are gone plus the money i paid for them,so i guess i got my karma.
its not wrong at all. its business as usual, the share of him will only go to another person if you have not grab the oppurtunity. Business is business and not your not in showbiz at all. You did not wish for his death just to grab hi share, its mostly oppurnunity.
yea I see no immoral action, unless your the cause of his death.
It's not wrong. You didn't kill him; he killed himself, albeit accidentally. I personally don't see any problem profiting off the stupidity of others as long as you are not interfering in the lives of the family affected. If you were selling pictures of his dead body that you took as they wheeled him out and such instead of distributing them for free, then there would be a problem. Or, if the family requested that you did neither, and you did it anyway, then it would be wrong and you would be scum.
But shares in a virtual stock market harm no one...except yourself since the site took them away from you. But considering it was play money, there is actually no harm done.