Korea to Ban Online Game Item Sales & BotsPosted 15 June 2012 by Elly
You may remember the rating fiasco for Diablo 3 in Korea where Blizzard got the game approved by the rating board with the RMAH removed. The latest news from Korea is that the government will be banning the trade for commercial game items and the new law will be revealed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism next month
Using bots to farm will also be illegal in Korea under the new law, and if the law is broken, perpetrators could face a 50 million won fine or even a maximum of five years in jail. Kim Kap-soo, head of the ministry’s content policy division added:
“The main purpose of the games is for entertainment and should be used for academic and other good purposes”
The new law will be a blow to Blizzard if they had any plans of trying to get the RMAH up and running in Korea, but based on all the problems they had with the rating board, they probably threw in the towel a long time ago.
Source: The Korean Times via IncGamers.com
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