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FIND OUT WHYAccording to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee County holds Niantic, the developer behind Pokémon GO, responsible for the damages caused by frantic pocket monster enthusiasts.
As laid out in a new ordinance, Milwaukee County now requires Pokémon Go and other “location-based augmented reality games” to get a permit to be played in Milwaukee parks.
And we doubt that Milwaukee County wants to get into a legal battle with the company behind such a successful game.
The County is trying to keep Niantic from showing that a Pokémon is in a Milwaukee public park.
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Pokémon Go-style AR games will need permits if they want to include Milwaukee parks
A new ordinance approved by the Milwaukee County Board will require developers of “location-based augmented reality games” like Pokémon Go to get a permit before including public county park locations in their games, per a report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The new ordinance only requires that companies developing augmented reality games apply for and receive the permits before placing in-game locations and interactions in the park.
The county stressed that it isn’t designed to limit public access to the park.
The news comes at the end of a process that began last summer, when the Milwaukee County Parks department filed a request to Niantic to follow local county ordinances and receive an event permit after an onrush of eager Pokémon trainers swarmed Lake Park.
During the summer, at the height of the mobile ARG’s popularity, local law enforcement officers distributed hundreds of citations to players for violating ordinances against littering and park opening hours.
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