South Korea wants to toughen criminal penalties for using cheats

South Korea wants to toughen criminal penalties for using cheats South Korea wants to toughen criminal penalties for using cheats

South Korea has a number of laws aimed at regulating the video game industry. For example, the development and sale of cheats is punishable by up to a year in prison or a fine of up to 10 million won (approximately 680,000 rubles at the current exchange rate). Players do not bear criminal liability for using such programs, and all responsibility for combating them falls on gaming companies.

But a member of the Democratic Party of South Korea proposed tougher penalties for such violations. If the amendment is considered and adopted, the creators and sellers face up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to 50 million won (approximately 3.4 million rubles). And dishonest players will be fined 200,000 won (approximately 13,500 rubles).

The author justified his proposal by the fact that the demand for cheats remains high, since the players themselves are not responsible, and it is almost impossible to attract foreign developers.

At the moment, it is unknown whether this tightening will be accepted or rejected, as was already the case with a similar idea in 2020. South Korean experts and the media are skeptical about the adoption of this idea in the near future, since elections will be held in April and such ideas are not a priority.

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