Indians for flocking to PUBG Mobile KR will be penalized

PUBG cell phone It was among the most popular Mobile games in India. Both its flagship version and its lite version have gotten millions of downloads in the country. But on September 2, the Indian government banned the game under Article 69a of the Information Technology Act. She said the app is participating in activities that harm India’s sovereignty, integrity, defense and security. Also read – PUBG Mobile to TikTok: See all apps blocked in India this year

Since then, many people have been waiting for the game to return, which doesn’t seem far off. But many are breaking the law and playing Korean or global versions of the game, using a VPN (VPN) Services. Although many of them will go undetected, the VPN service hides your IP and hides incoming packets with encryption. However, many signage tournament organizers and esports organizations could face penalties for posting the banned game content. Also read – finally! Good news for players awaiting the PUBG Mobile India relaunch

Adeeb Saeed, a blogger, recently sent warning messages to these content creators in an effort to warn them of the consequences they might face from the authorities. In addition, the creators requested “a text message from the government, expressly stating that the PUBG Mobile KR (Korean) version of the game is banned.” They said the government has only banned PUBG Mobile Nordic Map: LIVIK and PUBG Mobile Lite Releases in the country. Also read – PUBG Mobile beta 1.2 release: How to download the update

What they don’t seem to understand is that PUBG Mobile KR has cross-play functionality, which means it accesses the PUBG Mobile Global server, which is banned by the government. Using a VPN service to bypass the ban and accessing any such content is against the law.

As a result, an RTI lawsuit was filed by Prason Shekhar, a law student inquiring about “providing the law if someone breaks the ban on Chinese Applications Such as CamScannerAnd PUBG Mobile, and more. To this MeitY It replied, “MeitY does not block any application. However, it does block the specified.” Applications Conducted under the provisions of Section 69A of the Information Technology Act 2000 and its rules, namely the Information Technology Rules (Procedures and Safeguards for Preventing Public Access to Information), 2009. Article 69A of the Law provides for a penalty for intermediaries for failure to comply with a ban. However, there is no penalty imposed on individual users of these applications. “

The response simply means that if an individual user accesses the app in a private environment, they will not be sued but still break the ban. Whereas people and groups who publish content violate a ban, and motivate others to do the same, which could lead to their prosecution and punishment.

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