Despite the Indian government’s ban on PUBG Mobile. Some people like YouTubers who stream gameplay, other streamers and players are still downloading and playing the game which are foreign versions like Korea (KR). These people now could be penalized by the government for such actions.
Indian streamers are taking advantage of a VPN service and live streaming or uploading videos of their PUBG Mobile KR gameplays. The warning had been sent by government bodies. A blogger recently sent letters to such gamers warning them that they could face consequences for breaking the law. Replying 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.”
Using a virtual private network (VPN) service many have been breaking the law and playing the Korean or global versions of the game. But tracing those who are using VPN is not easy because a VPN service masks your IP and masks the incoming data packets with an encryption layer” said BGR.in.
Why any action on Youtubers?
PUBG Mobile KR has cross-play functionality, which doesn’t seem to be understood by most of the gamers stated in a report by the Tech website. This means that it can access the PUBG Mobile Global server, which is blocked by the government.
Because of its engaging in activities prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity, defense and security of India. The Indian government banned the PUBG Mobile India game under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act. Keeping aside all such restrictions Pubg- mobile is one of the most popular games in India
“MeitY does not ban any app. However, blocking of specified apps was done under the provisions of Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and its Rules namely Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking Access of Information by the Public) Rules, 2009. Section 69A of the Act provides for a penalty to intermediaries for non-compliance of the blocking order. However, no penalty is prescribed for individual users of such apps.”