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?
Sean Hayes may be contacted at: SeanHayes@ipglegal.com.
Sean Hayes is co-chair of the Korea Practice Team at IPG Legal. He is the only non-Korean to have worked as an attorney for the Korean court system (Constitutional Court of Korea) and one of the first non-Koreans to be a regular member of a Korean law faculty.
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