The new Pokémon Go app uses your phone’s GPS and clock to detect where you are and Pokémon characters appear on smartphone screens in public settings such as parks, beaches, bathrooms and even privately owned properties. Some lawyers are saying that Pokémon Go raises legal issues and public safety concerns.
Warner Norcross & Judd attorney Brian Wassom raises other legal issues in a post for the Hollywood Reporter’s THR, Esq. blog. Augmented reality games can lead to competition for the use of the same physical spaces, disrupting the ability of players and nonplayers to enjoy the place, and possibly lead to violence, he says.