According to the law, the game must be localized into the Ukrainian language. We are waiting!
- part two of Article 27, which establishes that
"A computer program with a user interface installed on goods sold in Ukraine must have a user interface in the national language, which in terms of volume and content has no less information than other versions of such an interface. Failure to comply with this requirement has the consequences determined by the legislation on the protection of consumer rights for the sale of goods of inadequate quality.
This means that any product on which a computer program is installed - from a car to a washing machine or an electric coffee maker - must be “localized” for sale in Ukraine. The product must have a Ukrainian-language interface, regardless of whether this interface uses an electronic screen or has the appearance of a control panel with ordinary buttons.
- part six of Article 27, which establishes that:
“Internet representations (including websites, web pages in social networks) of state authorities, local self-government bodies, enterprises, institutions and organizations of state and communal forms of ownership, mass media registered in Ukraine, as well as sub” business entities that sell goods and services in Ukraine and are registered in Ukraine are provided in the state language. Along with the version of network representations (including websites, web pages in social networks) made in the state language, there may be versions in other languages. The version of the Internet representation in the state language should have no less volume and content of information than other versions, and should be downloaded by default for users in Ukraine.
For foreign business entities that implement services in Ukraine and have goods in Ukraine, subsidiaries, branches, representative offices, the version of the website in the national language must publish information sufficient in scope and content for clear navigation and disclosure of the purpose of the owner of such an Internet representation The version of such a website in the national language for users in Ukraine should be downloaded by default.
This norm does not apply to online representations of mass media specified in part five of Article 25 of the Law (which are published exclusively in the Crimean Tatar language, other languages of the indigenous peoples of Ukraine, English, another official language of the European Union).
In fact, this means that from July 16, 2022, all Internet resources (websites, pages in social networks, YouTube, Viber, Telegram channels, mobile applications, etc.) that are used as online representations of business entities, registered in Ukraine, including informational Internet resources, should have a main version in Ukrainian, which should be downloaded for users in Ukraine by default. The Ukrainian version of the online representative office of a foreign business entity that sells products in Ukraine may have a smaller amount of information than the main version, but it is sufficient for a user from Ukraine to fully understand the purpose of the activity of this entity.
It should also be emphasized that from January 16, 2021, business entities that provide services to Ukrainian consumers on the Internet (online stores, online catalogs, etc.) are required to post information about and services of state partners on the relevant Internet resources. However, from now on they are required to have a full-fledged Ukrainian language, which must be the main language ( Print the maximum amount of information) and be loaded by default.
The Ukrainian version of the informational Internet resource is also displayed after July 16, 2022, which may mean a violation of its owner’s consciousness of the requirements of the law on the state language, or the fact of state registration of registration of mass information and/or the owner as a business entity. This, in turn, will indicate the name of the owner of the Internet resource to be outside the legal field of Ukraine and highlight a well-founded mistrust of the information published on the resource.