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GAPP Strengthens Gaming Anti-fatigue System Enforcement

Sina Tech, 1/16/08

Kou Xiaowei, deputy director-general of the Audio, Visual, Electronic and Internet Publishing Department under the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) disclosed that relevant committees will use three strict steps to implement the online game fatigue system.

The first time a problem is detected a written warning will be issue to the offending company; The second time, the infraction will be publicly exposed and penalized, the company's authorization to introduce new games as well as right to conduct R&D on self-developed games suspended, and all new products from the company barred from the market; The third time, the relevant telecommunications department will be directly notified to terminate said company's services, without notice issued to the company. The rules apply to businesses themselves rather than to specific games, meaning that if the same company receives a second warning, but on a different product, it would still be considered the company's second violation.

Reportedly, the anti-fatigue system includes registration, inquiry, and certification systems, with public security identity verification technology to be officially incorporated soon.

Keywords: Kou Xiaowei Audio Visual Electronic and Internet Publishing Department GAPP online game fatigue system online gaming Internet regulation penalty real name system


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