Jail Time for Video Game Cheaters?

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Damn!  South Korea takes their competitive gaming seriously, currently the home of many top tier competitive teams is doing their best to get rid of modders who create cheats, like auto-aiming and bots.

These kind of cheats would usually just get your account banned by the game creator, but now South Korea is taking it a step further.  If this new law goes into affect (and it’s looking like it will) those found guilty could face up to five years in prison and $43,000 in fines.

I’m not sure how I feel about this, I think all of us have run into cheaters in games, whether they’re exploiting a glitch in the game or they’re using a program in order to cheat.  It’s frustrating to say the least and can turn a fun evening into a shitty one, but do those people deserve jail time?  But I think this is where the language of the law comes into affect.  The people using the programs won’t face jail time, but the people who created the cheats will, it is in a sense an anti-hacker law since you basically (but not quite) have to hack the game in order to create such cheats.

So what do you think about this new law loyal reader?  Let us know in the comments below.

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