Build a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive map replicating a public space and you may get in trouble.
Diego Liatis has. He, with help from some friends, recreated Montreal's Berri-UQAM subway station without the permission of the Société de transport de Montreal. He did ask but was told no. He thought it being a public space meant he was safe.
Now the Société de transport de Montreal (STM) has threatened Liatis with a CAD $50,000 fine plus court costs if the map is publicly released.
Frédéric Denis, programmer of the CS:GO map, said the whole thing was "silly". "We haven't show secrets area of subway nor going behind walls," he said (translation by Eurogamer France). "If real terrorists want to know how a STM station is, they can do like us and just go into subway."
The Berri-UQAM subway station map for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is demonstrated in the YouTube video posted below.
Liatis plans to release the subway map at a LAN party at Montreal Technologie High School next month. "They [STM] want to make me mute," he said. "Conservative Party is supposed to be at Ottawa, not at Montreal."