I agree. Was actually expecting someone to comment on this. This is just absurd.
I wish we could sue the government to block this law or sue for damages, but I doubt we have such protections or rights as users/consumers in this country.
I have a couple dozens of dollars deposited on my Steam account that I cannot access. Somebody else must have some deposit on PayPal. People make money using those gaming platforms.
I wish our country had stronger demand for privacy, protection from government censorship, real protection for freedom of expression. We have a fake/weak one and not really strongly upheld.
I can't even play my Steam games in offline mode! The client just won't open. These games are not available on GOG.
Yep, I doubt there exists any such protections in our country. What surprised me most was the fact that Paypal was also one of the sites that got blocked (although I think the block for Paypal should be lifted soon, seeing that Paypal had actually submitted the registration form last night). Still, it seems like the government had put little to no attention at the repercussions that their decision brings.
If not much is done in the future, then all we can do is start downloading all our GOG games installers in anticipation of the possibility that GOG might be next.