South Korea legislators are considering a law that would label online gaming as an “anti-social addiction.”
South Korea’s parliament is currently considering a proposal that will align online gaming with other activities such as gambling, drugs and alcohol as a potential “anti-social” addiction. To date, the legislation is backed by 14 of the ruling law makers and comes after a ruling was passed in 2011 wherein South Korean residents under the age of 16 were The Independent
In the meantime, gaming companies in the country are arguing that passing such a bill would mean a death sentence for the South Korean gaming industry, with the Korea Internet and Digital Entertainment Association stating, “”The 100,000 people employed in the game industry are not drugmakers.”
Should online gaming be painted with the same brush as alcohol, gambling or even drugs? For South Korean gamers’ sake, let’s hope it isn’t.
Source: The Independent