Reversal of the Specific Regulation of Loot Boxes in Spain

In an unexpected turn, the “Draft Law Proposal for the Regulation of Random Reward Mechanisms Associated with Interactive Leisure Software Products”, commonly known as “Loot Boxes”, presented by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and led by the former Minister Alberto Garzón, has been rejected. This marks a turning point in the proposed regulation that sought to establish a specific legal framework within the video game sector. »In an unexpected turn, the “Draft Law Proposal for the Regulation of Random Reward Mechanisms Associated with Interactive Leisure Software Products”, commonly known as “Loot Boxes”, presented by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and led by the former Minister Alberto Garzón, has been rejected. This marks a turning point in the proposed regulation that sought to establish a specific legal framework within the video game sector. »

The Draft Law Proposal proposed a regulatory framework intended to address and mitigate the potential harmful effects associated with loot boxes in video games, particularly concerning minors and vulnerable groups. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs indicated that this legal proposal emerged in response to growing social and academic concern about the similarities between these mechanisms and gambling, including potential risks of addictive behaviors. »

Among the proposed measures were the prohibition of access to these mechanisms by minors, the implementation of identity verification systems, significant advertising restrictions, and a sanctioning regime for non-compliance with the regulations.

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The Spanish Supreme Court issued ruling 527/2024 today, which nullifies several key articles of the Royal Decree on Commercial Communications.

The Spanish Supreme Court issued ruling 527/2024 today, which nullifies several key articles of the Royal Decree on Commercial Communications.

Reversal of the Specific Regulation of Loot Boxes in Spain

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The Spanish Supreme Court issued ruling 527/2024 today, which nullifies several key articles of the Royal Decree on Commercial Communications.

The Spanish Supreme Court issued ruling 527/2024 today, which nullifies several key articles of the Royal Decree on Commercial Communications.

Reversal of the Specific Regulation of Loot Boxes in Spain

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