New York to Ban Registered Sex Offenders From Playing Pokemon Go

With so many Pokemon Go stories emerging over the last several weeks, a few stories have revolved around criminality. In order to prevent future crimes, New York plans to ban registered sex offenders from playing Pokemon Go in the state.

However, this ban is not only for Pokemon Go, as the new parole measure seems to encapsulate quite the number of games. As part of their parole, registered sex offenders will not be prohibited from “downloading, accessing, or otherwise engaging in any Internet enabled gaming activities, including Pokémon Go.” For now, this seems rather broad, and could even apply to games off of mobile.

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