The PokeStruggle Continues

Correcting an Earlier Post

Earlier today, I reported in haste that the Pokemon Nuisance lawsuit had been dismissed. On closer examination, only one of the defendants–The Pokemon Company–was dismissed. The lawsuit continues against Niantic, Inc. Looks like we might get the chance for a definitive ruling after all!

Augmented Legality Receives “Top 50 Blog” Award

I was pleasantly surprised to learn this week that (a) there are awards for the “Top 50 Augmented Reality Blogs on the Planet,” and (b) Augmented Legality® has received one of those awards. As of this writing, this blog appears to be rated #8 on the list, just behind news aggregators like Reddit and Google and such industry leaders as AREA and Zappar.

Thanks for your continued support!

Update on Candy Lab AR v. Milwaukee

Filings, Reactions, and News Roundup from the Fight for Free Speech in Augmented Reality

It’s been about two and a half months since my client Candy Lab AR and I filed a First Amendment lawsuit challenging Milwaukee County’s attempt to regulate the publication of location-based augmented reality games. The Ordinance at issue was inspired by Pokemon Go players in county parks last year, but is drafted so broadly and […]

Legal and Regulatory Warnings for AR/VR Startups

Live-blogging from Augmented World Expo 2017

Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of presenting with Captain Joe Rampolla on Legal and Regulatory Updates at AWE 2017. The full video will be posted on AWE’s YouTube channel, but in the meantime, here’s a short summary of our presentation. Our three takeaways were (1) Disruption will be met with resistance; (2) Mo’ money, mo’ […]

I’m excited to announce that my colleague Katie Pullen and I will be presenting at the 2017 North American International Cyber Summit on October 30. This annual event was founded, and is hosted, by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, and features top-notch content on data privacy and security. Katie and I will be speaking on “How Data Breaches Can Get You Sued, and What to Do About It.”

Date: Monday, October 30, 2017
Time: 9:00-4:30
Event: I'll Be Presenting at the 2017 North American International Cyber Summit
Topic: When it Rains, It Pours: How Data Breaches Can Get You Sued, and What to Do About It
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When Cars Talk to Each Other, Will Driver Privacy Suffer?

Your privacy interest in the data collected by your car may seem like an abstract issue. After all, we typically think of such data being stored, if at all, within the vehicle itself. But what about when cars begin shouting their identifying information to the world? That’s exactly what’s about to start happening. In December […]

Get 45% Off Tickets to Augmented World Expo 2017

Are you considering attending AWE 2017 in Santa Clara? If so, use my unique discount code AWE7WASSOM to get 45% off tickets. AWE is the largest annual event dedicated to augmented reality and the technology that supports to augmented world, such as virtual reality, wearables, and the Internet of Things.

Game On: Candy Lab AR Files First Amendment Challenge to Milwaukee’s Pokemon Go-Inspired Ordinance

The first shot in the battle for free speech rights in augmented reality has been fired–and I’m proud to be the one who pulled the trigger. In prior posts, I have tracked Milwaukee County’s proposal and adoption of an ordinance regulating location-based augmented reality games. Written as a knee-jerk reaction to the number of people visiting […]

We’ll Be Right Back After This Short Break

Dear loyal readers, You won’t see any updates to Wassom.com or Augmented Legality® for the next 2-3 weeks. That’s only because I’m shaking things up a bit with the blog, both publicly and behind the scenes, and those helping me need some time to make that happen. Don’t worry–I’ll still be blogging. I am continually […]

Why Lego Batman Disses Iron Man in His Movie, But Not in the Trailers

Being the father of a five-year-old son, my first order of business last weekend was to see the new Lego Batman Movie. (Confession: I would have gone anyway.)  Also because of the aforementioned son, I’ve seen every trailer for this film that’s been released over the past year. So I noticed when lines of dialogue […]