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CS:GO map maker threatened with lawsuit

Post by igoDrMacro on Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:16 pm

A Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community mapmaker is being threatened after creating map based on the Berri-UQAM Metro station. Diego Liastis recreated the Canadian underground station with some friends, but came to the attention of the transit authority when he requested permission to use the location. The STM have reportedly issued a cease-and-desist, threatening a $50,000 fine plus legal fees if the map is released to the public. STM says they "feared the game could create panic among the city’s public transit users".

Despite the STM’s initial refusal, Liastis continued with the project, claiming he doesn’t believe he can be legally blocked from recreating a public space. Map programmer Frédéric Denis called the STM’s response “ridiculous,” saying that potential terrorists could learn about the subway in the same way that he did: by going there and riding it.
Here is a look a the map in question:


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Re: CS:GO map maker threatened with lawsuit

Post by TheCyberPiggy on Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:17 pm

Oh, wow. Had no idea about this! Thanks for the update.
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