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Pokémon Go makers get sued for trespassing

Pokémon Go around the globe, or at least where it is available, have been driving trainers crazy in pursuit of catching their desired Pokémons. While the game is generally made for entertainment, a man from New Jersey, USA is not happy about it.


The companies behind the game — Nintendo, Pokemon Company, and Niantic — are being sued for trespassing because they’re placing Pokéstops and Pokémon gym on private property without the owner’s consent. The plaintiff just realized this when strangers began to flock outside his home with their phones.

Not only that, the plaintiff stated that at least five individuals knocked on his door and asked to get into his backyard so that they can catch a Pokémon that’s by standing on his property. He also said that the companies are profiting off a game that uses players to trespass on private property.

The three companies have been given 21 days to act which was filed last July 29th. They are required to answer two general questions about the game: (1) Is the game enticing people to trespass on private property? (2) Are the defendants profiting from that?

But the question remains, when is the official Philippine availability?


This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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5 Responses

  1. Daryl says:

    *…required to answer

  2. c says:

    “with the owner’s consent” you mean without

    anyway tumitingin ba ang mga admin sa website niyo gamit ang firefox o chrome linux? Wala kasing images tapos sira yung more posts na button

  3. DanielFans says:

    When is Daniel available? :D

  4. Ren says:

    Hilaw pa rin itong game. Hindi lang trespassing, pati na rin yung ghetto areas kung saan pwede kang ma-hold up. Its best that the makers should consider crowded places here in the PH like MOA, BGC, Rizal Park, Makati Circuit, etc

  5. Ren says:

    This legal issue makes sense and money. Magkano kaya makukuha kapag nanalo ka sa kaso?

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