Online game providers fined

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Information and Communications (DIC) proposed a fine for four online game providers for activating games on their websites without proper permission of the DIC.

Blue Sea Communication & Technology Company, FPT Online Joint Stock Company, Digital Solution Service Joint Stock Company and King Software Joint Stock Company were fined VND40 million (US$ 1,905) for releasing games on the internet without first seeking proper permission.

The Blue Sea Company supplied online gaming services like gambling and chess on their websites: http://giaitri24.vn, www.jamo.vn and www.topten. The three other companies did the same.

By Phan Ha Tinh - Translated by Dan Thuy

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