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Thai Gaming Sites Ordered Shut Down After Suicide

eldavojohn (898314) writes | more than 5 years ago

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eldavojohn (898314) writes "Seventy two websites have been ordered shut down by the courts in Thailand following the suicide of a 12 year old boy who jumped from the sixth story of his school after his father banned him from playing computer games. This brings more action from the court: 'Some websites are rumoured to take in over 100 million baht from online betting a night at peak periods, causing huge economic losses to the country. To prevent online gambling, the DSI, also a member of the internet safety committee, would notify all Internet service providers (ISP) across the country about the court order. From now on any provider found to encourage or provide online gambling will not only face a jail term and a fine, but also have his/her ISP licence revoked by the ICT.' Thailand is no stranger to internet censorship of sites."
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