Children in Korea, under the age of 17, are prohibited, according to a recent law, to be provided access to online games between midnight and 6AM. The law has forced online providers of games to shut their sites to children during these periods of time.
A new law have been proposed restricting the use of video games by these children for more than two hours at one time and four hours in one day. The details and enforcement mechanisms for this proposed law in Korea are not yet known.
Korea is one of the leading nations in sales of online and mobile games. The proposed law has led to a decrease in the stock value of some of the major Korean game companies.
What should be the role of government in regulating the use of video games?
IPG attorneys advise a major Korean game industry foundation and game and other entertainment companies.
- Game Regulations being Enforced to Korean Children
- Korea Increases the List of Serious Crimes in the Act on Regulation and Punishment of Criminal Proceeds Concealment
- Korea to Rule if Pokémon GO Can Be Released Nationally in Korea
- Doing Business in Korea: A blog and webroll
- South Korea still Required to use Internet Explorer due to 1999 Law
- The North Korean Children Welfare Act of 2012 Signed into Law in the States
- PSY’s Korea Campaign Launches in Australia
- Korea and Myanmar Now Not as Far Apart
- Amendment to the Korean Immigration Act Supports Foreign Children in Cases of Child Abuse
- Part-time Worker Annual Paid Leave Obligations under the Korean Labor Standards Act