In the US, the “Anti-Pokémon GO” laws are contrary to the First Amendment

The first amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America guarantees freedom of worship, speech and press, in addition to the right to reunite peacefully and to appeal to the government to correct the wrongs. It is precisely this rule that has been appealed to Candy Lab, the company that develops Texas Rope ‘Em’s Augmented Reality (AR)  , referring to a law issued by the Milwuakee County against such games.

The law was approved last February following the dramatic increase in traffic in city parks after the release of  Pokémon GO. The law stipulates that AR game developers will get a special permit to be used in the local parks, something which according to Candy Lab violates the First Amendment.

The developer asks a district court to get a lawsuit before the law is debated in the classroom in April of next year. The judge has in fact given reason to Candy Lab, and therefore to all AR game developers, including Pokémon GO, even though Milwaukee County has opposed it because the game would not fall within the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment.

The Law Dealt with Reality Games Increased as special events, requiring start and end dates, number of scheduled participants, portable bathrooms for participants, and fees for collecting and disposing of any wastes, as if Pokémon GO or Other similar games were animals left wildly circulating in the parks.



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