Fun fact: Canada has never appeared in a Counter Strike map before. That is, until Diego Liatis made a map of Montreal’s Berri-UQAM station, which you can see above. Pretty cool, right? Well, not everyone feels that way.
According to The Escapist, Montreal’s city transit authorities contacted Diego Liatis over their “copyrighted metro network,” letting him know that because they feared his map would “create panic among the city’s public transit users,” they would consider legal action if he released the map.
To be specific, $US50,000 fine plus court costs. All because terrorists might use the map to learn how to get around the station.
Naturally the folks on the project thought it was “ridiculous” that they’re not allowed to recreate a public space and designed the map anyway. The authorities are, in fact, considering legal action according to The Escapist.
Montreal Transit Threatens Lawsuit Over Counter-Strike Map [The Escapist]