Podcast: The Legal Issues Surrounding Pokémon Go


Pokémon Go is the latest craze sweeping the world. The location-based augmented reality mobile game/app produced 15 million downloads in just its first week. Unfortunately, the popular app has also raised a host of legal issues, from trespassing to muggings to accidents on foot and on the road.

On the latest episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we discuss the legal issues surrounding Pokémon Go. Joining us for this episode are two guests:

  • Adam Thimmesch is an assistant professor of law at the University of Nebraska College of Law. Adam focuses his research on the impact of modern technology and markets on existing legal doctrines, with a particular emphasis on tax policy and the regulation of interstate commerce.
  • Brian Wassom is at the firm Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, where he leads the firm’s social, mobile and emerging media industry group.

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