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Pokemon Go has made its way to the courts, and if a court is able to rule that the game is legal, players will be able to play in public.
The game has been banned in most US states, but is now being allowed in Hawaii, Oregon, California, New York, Maryland and Delaware, and the games creators are appealing the ruling, according to Bloomberg News.
In a lawsuit filed last month, the Pokemon Go developers argued that it is legal for players to use the game for private purposes, but they argued that its not illegal to play the game in public, according Bloomberg.
In the ruling filed last week, a federal judge ruled that the games makers’ argument is valid, and that public games like Pokemon Go are not illegal.
“The Supreme Court has recognized that games like games like Pokémon Go are ‘private activities’ that are not subject to the same general regulation as other ‘private’ activities,” the judge wrote in the decision.
In other words, the judge ruled, the game can be played by individuals and groups.
The game was also allowed to be played on public beaches, which the creators say are an integral part of the game’s appeal.
Pokemon Go’s creators are hoping that the appeal will be heard in a separate court, and hope to appeal to the Supreme Court as well.