In June 2021, Shanghai Xuhui police successfully cracked a case of making and selling the Original God game plug-in, and captured three suspects, involving a sum of about 2 million yuan. The three defendants were sentenced to prison terms ranging from one year and a half to four years by the Xuhui District People's Court in Shanghai.
According to the judgment of the court, from October 2020 to May 2021, the defendant Zhou contacted the defendant Yao Bing to obtain the relevant data of the Original God game by discussing with the defendant Sun Mousi and others, and provided the "KQ" plug-in program for the development and production of the game to Zhou. According to the judicial appraisal, from October 2020 to May 2021, the defendant sold more than 40,000 types of external cards, totaling about 2 million yuan.
The illegal product "KQ plug-in" seriously destroys the fairness of the game, interferes with the game experience of the public users, and also causes huge economic losses to the game itself, which has a great negative impact. After receiving the report from Miha Tour Company, Xuhui police quickly investigated the case with a highly responsible attitude, successfully locked down the suspect and grasped a large number of solid evidence for the crime, and arrested it.
In August 2021, the People's Procuratorate of Xuhui District in Shanghai filed a prosecution to the People's Court of Xuhui District in Shanghai, accusing the suspect of providing programs to illegally control computer information systems. The court filed the case and held a public hearing.
Prosecutors decided that the accused to obtain illegal interests, joint production, selling could invade and control computer system plugins, their behavior has violated the criminal law of the People's Republic of China, in the second paragraph of the third paragraph of article two hundred and eighty-five, paragraph 1 of article 25, should be to provide the crime of illegally controlling computer information systems program shall be investigated for their criminal liability of joint crime.
After the trial, the court believes that the public prosecution charges were convicted, the three defendants all pleaded guilty to punishment, have returned the stolen goods behavior. The court finally sentenced the main offender Zhou Mou four years in prison and fined 50,000 yuan; The principal offender, Sun Mousi, was sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison and fined 50,000 yuan; Yao Bing accomplice fixed - term imprisonment one year six months concurrently fine RMB 10,000 yuan.
In recent years, with the rapid development of the domestic online game industry, outside hang, private service for profit black production also accompanied by. By tampering with the game code, to "cheat" the way to destroy the rules of the game, disrupt the player ecology; Private service erection is suspected of infringing copyright and causing serious harm to the game creation team. The existence of this kind of black gray product is also easy to lead to the disclosure of user information, cause economic property losses to players, and even in the guise of private service plug-in fraud.
In this regard, in June 2020, the National Copyright Administration, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Public Security and the Cyberspace Administration of China jointly launched the special action "Sword Network 2020", which clearly pointed out the urgent need to severely crack down on the infringement and piracy of online games such as private server and plug-in.
Regulatory departments on the network game external private service black grey production of the crackdown continues. According to media reports, in August 2020, Gaoyou Public Security Bureau cracked a major game plug-in case, destroying 4 operation gangs selling game plug-ins and arresting 22 suspects. In March 2021, Sukunshan police cracked one of the world's largest game plug-in cases, involving people all over the world, operating multiple game plug-ins at home and abroad. In December 2021, the Tongshan Branch of the Public Security Bureau in Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province, announced that it had cracked a case of infringing online game copyright, captured 4 suspects, and knocked down a black game industry interest chain that made profits by building game "private servers".
These criminals are often faced with severe criminal punishments. According to a number of cases published on the China Judicial Document network, the manufacture and sale of plug-ins and private servers were suspected of constituting criminal acts such as hacking into computer control programs and infringing copyright, and the defendant was eventually sentenced.
Standing in the front line of the fight against lawbreakers, game companies are also closely coordinated to build a wall of prevention. On June 7, 2021, in order to explore new ways and methods to more effectively solve the problem of online black ash production, under the guidance of Xuhui Sub-bureau of Shanghai Public Security Bureau and Xuhui District People's Procuratorate of Shanghai, a number of game companies in Shanghai jointly with judicial organs and well-known universities established the "anti-online black ash production alliance". The aim is to promote the information sharing of the network black ash production problem and jointly construct the defense and attack system against the illegal behavior such as plug-in.
Insiders in the game industry pointed out that in the "cat and mouse war" with black and grey production, multi-party cooperation is needed to fight together, relying on technical and legal means of dual regulation, so as to safeguard the rights and interests of players, promote the healthy development of the industry.