South Korea's anti-modding laws

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South Korea's anti-modding laws

Post by Keening_Product » Sat Dec 10, 2016 18:47

Interesting to see apparently all kinds of digital game modification have been reclassified as a criminal offence (as opposed to civil - google the difference if you don't know it before leaving any reply) in South Korea.

Article: https://pvplive.net/c/south-korea-passe ... sh-hack-ma

This seems to be aimed at those cheating in modern multiplayer titles more than Keeners making and distributing mods (I very much doubt any Keen modders would pursued but haven't really done much research), but it might be worth keeping an eye if the rules might affect you. Remember, criminal cases go to court differently to civil, which might mean minor cases are more actively pursued.

I wonder if any other countries will follow suit.

As noted before, I haven't really dug in and researched this, so I'd be happy to find out that I'm wrong about the possible scope of the new law.
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Post by ScarletFlame » Sat Dec 10, 2016 19:04

I have a Korean friend who plays overwatch, so this is pretty interesting. To think you got get arrested instead of getting banned.
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Post by Nospike » Sat Dec 10, 2016 22:13

E-sports are a huge thing in Korea with loads of money involved. IMO it was only a matter of time before cheating got criminalized.
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Post by Zilem » Sat Dec 10, 2016 22:26

I Heard about it a few day's ago on the W.A.N Show
Giving that South Korea is very big into Esports Starcraft, Dota, LoL etc it does make some Sense when the Mod is a Cheat mod
and Considering most governments do not even knowing the basic level of Computing or Digital, how would they know about something like Modding, beyond hacking cheating?

I don't think many countries will follow suit, but again Sopa and Cispa almost happened... <.<
(but if it happened in the United Kingdom i would not be surprised, so many ridicules laws happen there....)
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Post by Levellass » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:12

So hey, I need a place to hide out for the next month or so, does anyone have any hot tips?
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Post by Keening_Product » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:45

Levellass wrote:So hey, I need a place to hide out for the next month or so, does anyone have any hot tips?
Internet café. I hear there are some amazing ones in Seoul. ;)
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Post by Benvolio » Sun Dec 11, 2016 13:42

I'd probably pop across to Pyongyang if I were you, you will definitely be able to escape ROK legislation over there.

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Post by MoffD » Mon Dec 12, 2016 17:20

My family has some interesting ties to Korea, this thread amuses me greatly.
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Post by KeenRush » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:12

@Levellass: :lol My thoughts exactly... I was thinking of heading to the coast of Norway. Let me know if you are nearby. :dopekeen
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