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When will the list of countries include Lebanon?

Basically this question is for Epic, when will the country 'Lebanon' be added/supported?

I noticed there is no entry for 'Lebanon' in the list of countries selectable for accounts in unreal engine.

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asked Mar 03 '15 at 03:03 AM in Legal & Licensing

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I'm sorry, but government sanctions currently make it difficult to conduct business with individuals in Lebanon. We will continue to monitor the situation and update when possible.

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answered Mar 03 '15 at 03:24 AM

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avatar image redphoenix2k Mar 03 '15 at 03:57 AM

Thank you for the prompt reply.

Is it possible to know which sanction point exactly this is covered by?

For instance Microsoft legally distributes licenses to companies and individuals in lebanon, so maybe there is a workaround or certain technologies not covered here, plus i can use the info to bring this to the attention of the lebanese government to try to resolve it as well.

avatar image redphoenix2k Mar 03 '15 at 07:32 PM

Dear sirs at Epic,

Pursuant to your last response to my request,

I have checked the USA's department of treasury sanctions against Lebanon

http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/lebanon.pdf

It states that technological and business sanctions are in effect against people on the (SDN) blocked list (Specially Designated Nationals List ) under PROHIBITED TRANSACTIONS

It does not state that the sanctions apply to everybody in Lebanon

Please check the link and get back to me if i am wrong/correct on this

avatar image RossenX Mar 03 '15 at 08:24 PM

You don't NEED to open an account to get unreal, not anymore at least, just make a github account, link it to your unreal account and you'll get an email once you have access to the source. Download, compile, create, have fun.

avatar image redphoenix2k Mar 04 '15 at 07:11 AM

Hello RossenX, true github access is available But i dont think it is possible to settle the 5% royalty due to Epic Games if they don't support your country. That's why i am asking Epic for more clarification/support on this matter

avatar image atypic STAFF Mar 05 '15 at 06:20 PM

We're looking into it, but unfortunately at this time I don't have a specific time frame.

avatar image atypic STAFF Mar 16 '15 at 11:25 PM

Please try again - we've enabled access to Lebanon now

avatar image redphoenix2k Mar 17 '15 at 09:09 AM

Thank you this is awesome !!! :)

avatar image redphoenix2k Mar 17 '15 at 12:10 PM

Hi Canon,

I just logged in to check, in my profile country list 'lebanon' is still not selectable

Also, https://www.unrealengine.com/ still blocks IPs from lebanon

Can you please look into this ?

avatar image atypic STAFF Mar 17 '15 at 01:50 PM

I see that you're right about this; I'm very sorry for the additional delay. I'm asking the team to look into it right away.

avatar image atypic STAFF Mar 18 '15 at 01:20 AM

Could you refresh and check again when you have a moment?

avatar image redphoenix2k Mar 19 '15 at 04:39 AM

Awesome ! i checked all is now working

Thank you

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