Game rental set to be banned in Belgium

Standaard report that as of December 1st of this year it will be forbidden to rent games in Belgium. The site reports that it was apparently always illegal to rent games in the country, but the law was never strictly enforced.

They then go onto report that the enforcement of the law will now not be so lax anymore, and any store that is caught renting game after the above date would face legal action from game producers.

This is catastrophic,” remarks Filip Dossche, manager of the Ghent branches of Game Mania, when question on the matter by the site. Dossche also goes onto comment that game rentals make up over 10 percent of his total turnover, so the new law will very severally affect his income.