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South Korea outlaws creators of hacks

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"The South Korean parliament has passed an amendment to a law on promoting the gaming industry. Based on this law, manufacturing and distributing programs that are not allowed by the game company and its Terms of Service is now directly illegal.

That would include aimbotters, hacking programs, scripters, or anything not allowed by the ToS.

The punishment? A maximum of 5 years jail time or $43,000 in fines"

The whole story: https://pvplive.net/c/south-korea-passes-bill-to-directly-punish-hack-ma

I think this is fucked, I mean it's creating cheats for games. Video games! It's not the Olympic Games! And even E-Sports events have damn strict security measures.

Anyways, I just posted this because I thought it might interest someone.

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In South Korea gaming leagues are the biggest sport event, so its not that strange.

Indeed. But don't you think it's a bit strange to prevent cheating by law? And 5 years or $43000 is pretty harsh for such a "crime", isn't it?

In my opinion is this just capitalism, there is a demand and they give the offer. I hope other countries won't follow this south korean example

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In South Korea the way you use internet is different.

In other countries such law wont be possible unless the system is changed.

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I know that they are blocking/censoring North Korea stuff and porn. But this...

All in all I think it's disturbing what rules are created in recent time for the internet. Also here in germany, we have now our own "thought-police" under the minister of justice, they are observing twitter and facebook. And if you are going to write something that falls under hatespeech you'll be soon invited to a court. Maybe it's sounds okay but there is no clear definition where free speech ends and hatespeech starts.

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I know that they are blocking/censoring North Korea stuff and porn. But this...

All in all I think it's disturbing what rules are created in recent time for the internet. Also here in germany, we have now our own "thought-police" under the minister of justice, they are observing twitter and facebook. And if you are going to write something that falls under hatespeech you'll be soon invited to a court. Maybe it's sounds okay but there is no clear definition where free speech ends and hatespeech starts.

Over in The Netherlands we have Geert Wilders fighting this because he's being sued for spreading hate speech.

You can disagree with his political views, but what he's doing in court is protecting the freedom of speech for the Netherlands.

I hope he wins the court case.

Its sad how Europe has gone from; "Minorities need Europe" to "Europe wants and will to change for Minorities".

Its ridiculous.

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Oh you're from the Netherlands @Sejuth I love your language. :D

Freedom of speech is the most important thing of a democracy and it can't be that people get sued because they are speaking the truth or list facts. Just because someone might get hurt feelings while someone else is proclaiming his opinion.

I didn't knew that with Geert Wilders, I hope also that he wins.

Europe will never be what it was. Another mad german leader pulled europe into chaos. And the funny thing is that she'll win the chancellor election next year again, yet saying no criminial refugees, faster deportation because of the campaign.

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