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AUGMENTED REALITY: Restrictions on location based augmented reality games likely to be unconstitutional

Candy Lab, Inc. v. Milwaukee County, US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (No. 17-CV-569-JPS (E.D. Wis. July 20, 2017), 20 July 2017

The case at hand, brought by an app developer against an Ordinance adopted by Milwaukee County which required companies that produce augmented reality games that would be playable in Milwaukee parks to obtain a permit for the park first, found that augmented reality games are protected as expressive media under the First Amendment to the US Constitution. Thus, such restrictions on location based augmented reality games are likely to be unconstitutional.

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