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Pokemon Go Sued For Inciting Trespassing To Private Property
Since the release of Pokemon Go, the game has been in the headlines for all the good and bad reasons. There have been many weird incidents involving the game, like two men fell off a cliff while Playing Pokemon Go is just one of many in a long list of incidents.
However, Niantic labs is facing more problems in the form of a lawsuit in US. According to a report from Bloomberg, Niantic Labs and Nintendo have been taken to the court for inciting trespassing to private property.
According to he lawsuit, both companies have caused inconvenience for property owners with their GPS based game. The plaintiff are seeking class-action status on the behalf of Americans whose properties have been trespassed by Pokemon Go players. The lawsuit also points out that Pokemon Go players have disturbed the cemeteries and U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.
However, both companies have not yet commented over the lawsuit. However, Ryan Morrison who is a lawyer in New York and specializes in these types of cases, told Bloomberg that there will be almost 200 lawsuits. He further said that “if the court comes along and says this kind of suit is OK, what a terrible blow it will be to augmented reality technology”.
In related news, according to a data analytics firm, the time spent in-app in Pokemon Go remains high, as averagely each player spends 26 minutes daily on average in US.
Users have also spent some cash on Pokemon Go micro-transactions in its less then 30 days of its existence. According to the estimates of Sensor Tower, Pokemon Go Global revenue is almost $160 million in total, which makes sense given its popularity.
Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game developed by Niantic Labs and published by The Pokemon Company for iOS and Android systems.