South Korea looking to make sexual harassment in video games a crime

South Korea looking to make sexual harassment in video games a crime

Sexual harassment in video games could be against the law in South Korea in the near future. 

Local site Naver reports - as spotted by DotEsports - that a rep from the country's National Assembly Gender Equality and Family Committee hs started work on a bill to make this behaviour illegal.

Overwatch has been named as one of the titles that has led to this, with that game having a toxic fanbase that developer Blizzard is trying to curb.

This follows South Korea making cheating in online games illegal, with 13 hackers and match-fixers being arrested by police in January of this year.

One 28-year-old man has been sentenced to a year in prison with a two-year probation for selling cheating software.

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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.


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