This French mayor wants Pokemon Go banned


This French mayor wants Pokemon Go banned

Pokemon Go is still out there, with millions of players and, hopefully, fewer bugs as the weeks go by. But it's still not without controversy.

The latest row has emerged between developer Niantic and the mayor of the town of Bressolles in eastern France. This fellow, Fabrice Beauvois, has demanded that the game's virtual locations be removed from the areas surrounding the tiny 800 person settlement.

He's got a lot of points to make, including the element of danger for pedestrians and drivers as they play but really his main issue is that the developers didn't ask for his personal permission before invading the area.

"When a cafe or a restaurant owner wants to open a business in any French town, they have an obligation to request prior authorization to the mayor. The rule applies to all people wishing to set up an activity or occupy a space on a public property. So it applies to Niantic as well, even though their settlement is virtual," Beauvois said.

This mayor wants to ensure his town remains quiet, even though no incidents related to Pokemon Go have been reported. Niantic hasn't responded yet but there's really no reason to assume they'll comply.

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