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UK: OFT gives games developers 2 months to comply with consumer laws (or else)

Following the consultation it carried out last year into the freemium games markets, the UK’s consumer watchdog, the Office of Fair Trading, has published its finalised set of principles to be adhered to by the games community.

Breaching certain provisions of the associated legislation can amount to a criminal offence. This is the latest example of regulators taking a closer look at the games market and asserting the application of existing laws to this rapidly developing industry.

Read the OFT’s announcement here.