‘Pidgey’s Law’ Aims To Force The Removal of Pokéstops and Niantic Labs Will Be Fined $100 Per Day

A new bill called ‘Pidgey’s Law’ aims to force the removal of Pokéstops

Illinois State Rep. Kelly Cassidy recently introduced a bill nicknamed Pidgey’s Law.

A nod to a common bird Pokémon in the game. If passed, the bill would fine Pokemon Go creator Niantic Labs for not removing virtual stops in the game at the request of a property owner. source

If requests are not met by 2 days, Niantic Labs will be fined for 100$ per day that the Poke Stop remains up. Niantic lets people ask for the removal of Pokestops, which give players items in the game and attract Pokemon, through a form on its website.

Under the bill proposal, a developer like Niantic that makes location-based video games would have two days to remove an ecologically sensitive, historically significant, or dangerous location if asked by the property owner or custodian.

Niantic has removed some controversial Pokéstops, such as ones at the Holocaust Museum and Hiroshima Memorial, after public outcry and media coverage. Cassidy said that “a couple hundred requests” had been made about the Loyola Dunes Pokestop, but Niantic had yet to remove the stop from the game.

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