Heavy regulations for online gamers in Vietnam

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Online-gamingThe Vietnam government has issued a decree outlining several new rules that will apply to Vietnamese netizens to limit online behaviour online. Ictnews, one of Vietnam’s leading tech news watchers, has worked out a few peculiar details of the decree that relate specifically to gaming.

The most notable is the restriction of teenagers to not be able to play games after curfew. The fine for such a violation will range from $2,500 to $5,000.

The most significant aspects of the decree are as follows:

  • Setting up a gaming center with gaming equipment such as  computers and consoles (like an Internet cafe that host games) without license to do so or with an expired certificate, fines are anywhere between $2,000 and $3,500.
  • Setting up a system to provide video games without a license, fines range from $3,500 to $5,000.
  • Providing gaming content that includes horror, violence, beastiality, sex, perversion and immoral acts that contradict Vietnamese culture and history or cause potential social discontent like drinking, smoking, terrorism, child abuse, gambling, child trafficking and other harmful behavior, fines are between $1,000 to $1,500.
  • For operating servers that host games abroad without a license the fines are between $1,500 to $2,000.
  • Advertising of video games in the G1 category without a license can lead to a fine of $2,000 to $2,500.
  • Under-18-years-old who play games for more than the allotted time (this time is not specified in the decree), the games distributor could be fined $2,500 to $3,500.
  • Under-18 years-old who use virtual currency over a certain amount, the games distributor could be fined $2,500 to $3,500.

In other words, Vietnam’s video gaming industry is in for a big shock to its system. Companies like VNG, which is Vietnam’s biggest gaming distributor, rely almost solely on virtual currency via video games on through their games distribution channel. At the moment, it’s unclear if more regulations will target other aspects of Vietnam’s internet.

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The Vietnam government has issued a decree outlining several new rules that will apply to Vietnamese netizens to limit online behaviour online. Ictnews, one of Vietnam’s leading tech news watchers, has worked out a few peculiar details of the decree that relate specifically to gaming.

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Online-gamingThe Vietnam government has issued a decree outlining several new rules that will apply to Vietnamese netizens to limit online behaviour online. Ictnews, one of Vietnam’s leading tech news watchers, has worked out a few peculiar details of the decree that relate specifically to gaming.

The most notable is the restriction of teenagers to not be able to play games after curfew. The fine for such a violation will range from $2,500 to $5,000.

The most significant aspects of the decree are as follows:

  • Setting up a gaming center with gaming equipment such as  computers and consoles (like an Internet cafe that host games) without license to do so or with an expired certificate, fines are anywhere between $2,000 and $3,500.
  • Setting up a system to provide video games without a license, fines range from $3,500 to $5,000.
  • Providing gaming content that includes horror, violence, beastiality, sex, perversion and immoral acts that contradict Vietnamese culture and history or cause potential social discontent like drinking, smoking, terrorism, child abuse, gambling, child trafficking and other harmful behavior, fines are between $1,000 to $1,500.
  • For operating servers that host games abroad without a license the fines are between $1,500 to $2,000.
  • Advertising of video games in the G1 category without a license can lead to a fine of $2,000 to $2,500.
  • Under-18-years-old who play games for more than the allotted time (this time is not specified in the decree), the games distributor could be fined $2,500 to $3,500.
  • Under-18 years-old who use virtual currency over a certain amount, the games distributor could be fined $2,500 to $3,500.

In other words, Vietnam’s video gaming industry is in for a big shock to its system. Companies like VNG, which is Vietnam’s biggest gaming distributor, rely almost solely on virtual currency via video games on through their games distribution channel. At the moment, it’s unclear if more regulations will target other aspects of Vietnam’s internet.

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