Federal judge blocks Wisconsin county’s ‘Pokemon Go’ park ordinance
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Anne Hobson, an associate fellow in technology policy with the R Street Institute, says the ordinance is too restrictive and costly.
“Milwaukee County’s ordinance requires app companies such as Niantic or Candy Lab AR to pay as much as $1,000 for a special-use permit to allow their users to play the game in local parks,” Hobson said. “The application called for companies to predict the dates, times, and sizes of crowds who may use the app in public parks, and included a permit review process. For location-based mobile apps with millions of physical checkpoints, this is prohibitively costly.”