Heavy fine for Chinese firm over unlicensed game

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    A game launched in China without government approval has landed the company behind it with a heavy fine.

    It is the first time such action has been taken since China reformed its gaming regulator last year.

    In this case, the unnamed company that fell foul of the law has been fined seven times the revenue it earned from the game, or 700,000 yuan (£75,800).

    Developers in China are required to seek a licence for each game they make before distributing it.

    Authorities said the game was a mobile title, made by a firm in Beijing.

    According to Abacus News, which first reported the fine, Chinese officials recently lifted a freeze on the licensing of new games but are still not approving as many titles as they used to before the freeze.
    Source: bbc

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