From the online help files:
Removing the items from another player's corpse, unless you have their permission FIRST, is not allowed. Corpse loots are LOGGED and can be looked up in the event that a player complains. If we should find that you are looting corpses without player consent, appropriate actions will be taken based upon the severity of the situation. Note that the severity of the situation will be judged by the immortal handling the complaint.

Looting is common on psteal and pkill MUDs, but from the very beginning, Jay Levino and his admin set out to stop pk/ps.  The last pkill area on the MUD was the arena, located near the Midgaard Temple recall, but was removed in late 1994.