Still Playing PUBG In India? You Can Be Penalized By Govt Because Of This Reason!
People are still downloading and playing the foreign versions including Korea of PUBG Mobile, despite the government’s ban on the game.
However there are some of Indian YouTubers who have been taking advantage of a VPN service and live streaming or uploading videos of their PUBG Mobile KR gameplays. These people could now be penalized.
Consequences For Breaking The Law:-
Breaking the law could result into facing the consequences for the same, a blogger recently letter stating this to such gamers.
To this, creators from the Indian gaming community asked for a “text from the government, explicitly saying that the PUBG Mobile KR (Korean) version of the game is banned.”
So does that mean that PUBG Mobile KR gamers or organizers (intermediaries) will have a big penalty being imposed on them?
“Many have been breaking the law and playing the Korean or global versions of the game, using a virtual private network (VPN) service. Though many of them will not be caught, as a VPN service masks your IP and masks the incoming data packets with an encryption layer” said BGR.in.
“However, many streamers tournament organizers and e-sports organizations can face penalties as they have been putting out content for the banned game” it added.
The report from the tech website said that gamers fail to understand that PUBG Mobile KR has cross-play functionality. This means that it accesses the PUBG Mobile Global server, which is blocked by the government, and using a VPN service to bypass the ban and access any such content is against the law.
For The Sake of Defense & Security:-
PUBG Mobile India game has been banned by the Indian government under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act as the app has been engaging in activities prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity, defense and security of India. PUBG Mobile India was banned along with other Chinese apps in the country in September.
However, despite all restrictions, PUBG Mobile continues to be one of the most popular games in India and the same in reflected in huge number of downloads in the country for PUBG Mobile global versions.