A federal judge from Wisconsin cited the U.S. Constitution in a court case involving the regulation of Pokemon Go and other augmented reality games, issuing a preliminary injunction that gives games such as
The ordinance and resulting legal discussion in question
In addition to trying to regulate when and where certain games like Pokemon Go could be played, the process to obtain these permits wasn’t cheap either. After completing the initial application process, companies such as Niantic would half to fork over $1 million in liability coverage in addition to other fees.
As one might expect, video game companies didn’t take too well to the news. Texas Rope ‘Em’s creator, Candy Labs AR, sued the county. The game involves players
"The Ordinance treats game developers like Candy Lab as though they are
The judge listed several examples of location-based games ranging from poker to Pokemon, saying that the basic protections offered by the First Amendment don’t change just because the entertainment medium does.
The full opinion from the judge can be read here.
[via Hollywood Reporter]
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