AN ACT PROVIDING PROTECTION AND SECURITY FOR ONLINE GAMERS POLICY ON HACKING/SCAMMING/BANNING AND ABUSIVE ONLINE GAMES PROVIDERS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
Preamble: Whereas players of online game should be protected and secured upon hacking, scamming by co-players and unwanted banning of Game Masters without a legal basis. Also, preventing the administration having a poor game service. Also, Creating a group of people who monitors games who are letting their games in a bad/slow condition without an immediate resolution. SECTION 1. Short Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Online Gamers Protection and Security Act. of 2013.“.
SEC. 2. Declaration of Policy. – This act promotes protection of Online Gamers through Scamming and Hacking and Abusive Gamers Providers whom services are poor and slow which results to the uproar of players. The State shall provide the right of the players, particulary the biggest spenders to have a right, fast and excellent gaming experience. Whereas their great amount of money spending to an online game shall be optimal. SEC. 3. Guiding Principles. – This Act declares the following as basic guiding principles: Since internet is the main or principal pathway to play an online game, game provider shall ensure smooth and accessible at any time without further notice of game maintenance to their game. SEC. 4. Definition of Terms. – For purposes of this Act, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
A. Game Masters – person who governs and have the supreme power to the game. B. Game Maintenance – it is a period of time wherein the game is down and under the control of the Game Masters. C. Hacking – refers to an act wherein a person log in the account of others without prior notice. D. Scamming – refers to an act wherein a person violates the agreement of the other. E. Banning – refers to an act wheren an account is deactivated to the game which only Game Master has the power to do that. F. Delay - To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired. G. Lag - fail to keep up or to fall behind.
SEC. 5. Basis of Banning – The following basis to ban a player:
1. Accused by a co-player that he/she is scammed or hacked, there should be legal basis of evidences such as print screen of the conversation. 2. Caugh in the act of doing violations such as using abusive words to Game Masters, Cheating, Scamming and Hacking.
Knowingly that is the basis for banning. Game providers shall have that basis to ban a player.
SEC. 6. Poor Game Service – Knowing that its hard to maintain a game, but it is the role of the Game Master or the Game Provider to have a player a smooth and flawless game play.
Here are the basis of a poor game service:
a. Not following the specified uptime and downtime of the game maintenance. b. The game is accessible to the public but it is not.
c. The In-Game events are not on time.
d. The game is lag.
e. The game is delay.
f. The website of the game is always down or under maintenance.
SEC. 7. Creating a Department Committee – A Committee who will monitor the performance of the game. A committee will be called Online Game Monitoring Department Committee (OGMC).
SEC. 7 Penalties - The proper city or municipal court shall exercise jurisdiction over violations of this Act and the accused who is found guilty shall be sentenced to an force closing of the game or having a penalty money worth 100,000 pesos giving it to players for compensation.
SEC. 8. Separability Clause. – If any part, section or provision of this Act is held invalid or unconstitutional, other provisions not affected thereby shall remain in full force and effect.
SEC. 9. Repealing Clause. – All laws, decrees, Orders, issuances, rules and regulations contrary to or inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed, amended or modified...