Hack & Aimbot Creators in South Korea Could Face 5-Years in Jail

/ 7 years ago

Hack & Aimbot Creators in South Korea Could Face 5-Years in Jail

If you’re a PC gamer, then you’re more than likely familiar with the scourge of aimbots and hackers that have been a part of countless competitive multiplayer games. However, now it looks like South Korea is taking a very aggressive stance against the people who create software like this, which we all know can ruin an online games community and completely kill the fun they can bring.

The country is passing an amendment into law, which would see creators of hacks and aimbots for games severely punished. The law states that anyone who takes part in manufacturing and distributing programs which are not allowed by a game’s Terms of Service, will now be acting illegally.

This is a powerful tool for developers and publishers, as it gives them a lot more power beyond a simple gaming ban to act against those who seek to damage their brand while it comes to online gaming. While I don’t think it’ll solve the problem overnight, legal threats will certainly tip the balance. However, we also hope this does mean false flags for less invasive mods, but we shall see.

If a game’s creators track down source code, and if they find it originated in South Korea, those responsible for the software could face up to five years in jail, or around $43,000 in fines.

Do you think this is fair? After all, should games be dealt with any differently than other forms of hacking, especially given how damaging they can be to a brand?

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