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shinjuru
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Counter Strike Map Maker Being Sued

Counter Strike map based on real subway station stirring up a hornet's nest of attention.

said by The Escapist Magazine :

Montreal Transit Threatens Lawsuit Over Counter-Strike Map
Andy Chalk | 18 Feb 2013 17:39

The Societe de transport de Montreal is worried that a Counter-Strike map set in one of its subway stations will "create panic" among its users.

Despite its age and popularity, there has apparently never been a Counter-Strike map specifically set in the Great White North. Diego Liatis and some friends thus decided to take the job on themselves, and came up with what appears to be a pretty decent rendition of Montreal's Berri-UQAM station. But the work has attracted the attention of the city's transit authority, and not in a good way.

Liatis said he received a letter from the Société de transport de Montreal saying its doesn't want its "copyrighted metro network" to appear the game and that it will consider legal action against him if the map, which is still in development for Counter-strike: Global Offensive, is released. "[The STM] told me that they feared the game could create panic among the city's public transit users," he said.

Liatis requested permission to recreate the station in January, but the STM refused to grant it. He went ahead with the design anyway, because he doesn't believe he can be legally forbidden from recreating a public space. Frédéric Denis, a programmer on the project, described the situation as "ridiculous" and said that terrorists who want to learn the details of the station's layout can just go there and ride around on the subway, like he did.

Liatis said the STM threatened him with a $50,000 fine plus court costs if the map is released to the public. An STM representative confirmed that legal action is being considered but would not comment further.

Source: Le Journal de Montreal

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Kearnstd
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"create panic" I hate to say this, but I bet most of the users do not even know what counterstrike is.

I also have to say that is one of the longest and most complex names for a transit authority I have seen.
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Krisnatharok
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reply to shinjuru

Who's the terrorists now....



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join:2012-08-20
Lumberton, TX

And they think we're wacky down here in Texas...



Blockfire
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join:2010-02-11
Wichita, KS
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reply to shinjuru

I hate seeing crap like this, it draws more attention to it in a negative light than any would have been shed if they had just STFU.



I_H8_Spam

join:2004-03-10
St Catharines, ON
reply to shinjuru

Best gorilla marketing the author could hope for. I'd expect the map to be virally popular.



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Lumberton, TX

said by I_H8_Spam:

Best gorilla marketing the author could hope for. I'd expect the map to be virally popular.

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me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to shinjuru

If that map comes out I will buy CS:GO and download it and play it all day.