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Counter-Strike Map Legal Threat

The Société de transport de Montreal is considering legal action over a Counter-Strike map depicting the Berri-UQAM Metro Station in Montreal, reports The Escapist, citing Le Journal de Montreal (which returns a 404 "not found error for us at the moment). They say one of the map's authors, Diego Liatis, was contacted by the STM saying they do not want their "copyrighted metro network" recreated in the game for fear "the game could create panic among the city's public transit users," presumably by teaching terrorists the layout without them having to pay the $3.00 fare. Apparently the team behind this project was previously denied permission to recreate the subway station in the first-person shooter, and ultimately decided they didn't think they could be legally prohibited from recreating a public space in this way. Liatis says he's been threatened with a $50,000 fine plus court costs if the map is publically released, and The Escapist has confirmed with an STM representative that unspecified legal action is being considered. Thanks nin via Kotaku.

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20. Re: Counter-Strike Map Legal Threat Feb 20, 2013, 10:47 w00tie
 
Ant wrote on Feb 20, 2013, 01:25:
I remember ActionQuake 2 (AQ2) had to change logos like Coca Cola. I forgot what they changed it to.
That's in no way related. What you're talking about is the same reason why almost every company in the entertainment industry is a fake/parody company. It costs money to use trademarked images and names.
You can't hold a trademark on a public place.
 
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