Pokemon Go Directly To Jail if you hunt here, says Oz Justice Dept

Reminds hunters of fines and jail terms for using recording devices in court houses

NSW Department Of Justice's Pokemon warning
The NSW Department of Justice's Pokemon warning

The Department of Justice in the Australian State of New South Wales has warned Pokemon hunters that if they hunt for digital critters inside courthouses they may find their next trip is to an actual jail.

The Department took to Facebook to warn Pokemon Go addicts that “GOING TO COURT IS NOT A GAME: POKEMON GO TRAINERS SHOULD LOOK ELSEWHERE FOR DIGITAL CRITTERS.”

Those are the department's ShoutyCaps, in case you were wondering.

There's legislative backing for the Department's position: Section 9 of the Court Security Act says “A person must not use a recording device to record sound or images (or both) in court premises.” Those sprung flouting the section can be fined AU$22,000 (US$16,800 or £12,600) or tossed in jail for up to a year. Or both.

Which gets Vulture South wondering: are there Pokemon in jail? Because if a prisoner with an illicit mobile phone finds one, that will be interesting. ®

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