- Oct 25, 2017
I hope OP adds some context to this, because I'm a bit lost here. "The court" is a bit of a pointless statement, without us knowing which court.
Fines, flogging, or imprisonment. At least one of those, I'd imagine, depending on their luck with the ruling.
Islamic Penal Code of the Islamic Public of Iran - Chapter 18 said:Article 640– The following individuals shall be sentenced to three months to one year of imprisonment and a fine of one million and five hundred Rials to six million Rials and up to 74 lashes or to one or two of the above punishments.
1 – Anyone who, for distribution and business purposes, displays and shows to the public, or produces or keeps any writing or design, gravure, painting, picture, newspapers, advertisements, signs, film, cinema movie, or basically anything, that violates public prudency and morality.
2 – Anyone who, whether personally or through someone else, for the abovementioned purposes, imports or exports the aforementioned objects, or by any means deals or acts as a broker to the [abovementioned] business or any other businesses, or benefits from renting the said objects.
3 – Anyone who, by any means, advertises to encourage dealing and promoting the abovementioned objects, or introduces people who commit the abovementioned illegal acts, or the place the said objects can be obtained.
Note 1- This article is not applicable in the case of objects that are obtained or bought or sold or used in accordance to the Shari’a rules and for scientific or any other permitted reasonable purposes.
Note 2- The object mentioned in this article shall be seized and their contents shall be removed and then shall be submitted to the relevant state organ to be used properly.
they've been summoned to the "ethics police" for questioning, they say they have to go to court next. they have a private party that's taking them to court over the content of the game.
i might be mistaken but some of them (including the person who's making the tweet in the OP) live in iran. they've already been questioned.
believe it or not, it doesn't work like that in Iran! the law has a lot of backdoors.That's... odd.
If they self published in Iran then I could see mistakes being made here because there is a big reason why developers try to hook up with publishers to avoid legal penalties.
If they negotiated with another company to publish on their behalf then that publisher fucked up to a degree that they should've known better because it is their job to protect the developers from scenarios like this.
The ethics police where? Who are the ethics police? From which country? The same as the devs? Does anything say that they have comply even the slightest?
... the fuck?
Yeah, that's the most important thing here /rolleyes.
Oh, woe is you. Cry more, kiddo. Devs are facing jail or worse potentially for their game. No one cares about your dumb unfunny jokes. Get some perspective, you privileged pissant. Piss off back to GameFAQs, 4chan, KotakuInAction, kiwifarms or wherever else where they like dumb inane bullshit of that sort.
Judging by the "unethical" examples, no it can't be completely dismissed sadly.
What an insensitive post. There is nothing funny about your shitty jokes knowing that A) The US is attempting to start a war with Iran and B) The developers are having to go through this mess.
Thanks. Praying for good fortune.
Cases like this are generally handled not in legal courts but in Sharia courts and it’s all up to the judgment of the judges. Reports of blasphemy cases from Iran show all kinds of punishments, including capital. Who knows how far they’ll go. In situations like this, it’s pretty terrifying because you have no expectations as to how bad it can go. It’s designed to intimidate people. Oh and I grew up in the Middle East, for your reference
edit: it doesn’t matter if it’s not published in Iran. These sharia courts are not legal courts. They can argue whatever they want.
If they were going to seek refuge elsewhere they should have done it before this. Now it’s going to be very difficult.
I think the freedom and safety of the developers is more important right now. Iranian government is no joke