Here come the Pokémon-Lawsuits

_90619949_gettyimages-453583790Der Guardian fragte bereits beim ersten Pokéhype vor ein paar Wochen: Who owns the virtual space around your home? Die Frage wird möglicherweise demnächst vor Gericht geklärt, denn ein Amerikaner hat Klage gegen Niantic, Nintendo und The Pokemon Company eingereicht, weil ihm die Pokézocker vor seiner Tür auf die Nüsse gehen.

A lawsuit has been filed against the makers of Pokemon Go over players trespassing on private property. A man in the US said strangers started lingering outside of his home with at least five people knocking on his door.

The first suit against game makers Niantic, Nintendo, and The Pokemon Company seeks class action status for others who have had Pokemon stops and gyms placed on their property. […] The lawsuit accuses the defendants of having "shown a flagrant disregard for the foreseeable consequences of populating the real world with virtual Pokemon without seeking the permission of property owners."