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Players putting themselves at legal risk playing Pokemon Go

Posted at 6:31 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 21:49:21-04
Playing the ultra-popular Pokemon Go game may be putting you at legal risk without even knowing it.
But it's not too late to lawyer up.
Thomas Larmore, a Las Vegas attorney, sees the game as ripe for a lawsuit.
"Someone's going to die," he said. "It hasn't happened yet, but it will."
Larmore put up an ad on Craigslist asking, "Were you injured playing Pokemon Go?"
He believes the game's creators could be found liable since they've placed Pokemon everywhere with no regard for privacy or safety.
"Kids are jumping fences and homeowners might shoot them as intruders," Larmore said.
The ad has been live for more than two weeks and so far, there have been no responses. 
Players in Sunset Park Tuesday seemed to believe that if you get hurt playing the game, it's your own fault.
"You just have to know when to do it and when not to do it," said Nolan Joslin.
Another player, Adam Semel, compared the app to texting and driving.
"It's not the phone company's fault if you're texting," he said.
The fine print included in the app's terms and conditions says players can't litigate against the game unless they send an email to the company asking to have that right back. The request must be made within 30 days of downloading the game.
Larmore recommends that every player sends that email.