San Francisco Office of the Mayor - Watch Dogs 2

Dave Maass filed this request with the Office of the Mayor of San Francisco, CA.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Dave Maass

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a records request pursuant to the California Public Records Act and the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance. It is not an IDR, but I would appreciate confirmation that you received this request.

I am researching the recently released video game Watch Dogs 2 by Ubisoft. The game is a very rich, open world treatment of San Francisco, which includes exquisite recreations of City Hall and other landmarks. I would very much like to learn to what extent local government was involved in the project overall or otherwise worked with Ubisoft.

I would also like to know whether the Mayor's Office has otherwise discussed this video game either internally or with other departments or other law enforcement agencies or groups. For example, maybe there was discussion of the game's impact on tourism or concerns were raised over the ability for players to attack police officers.

Accordingly, I am seeking the following records:
1) All mayor's office records regarding the video game Watch Dogs 2
2) All communications between the mayor's office and Ubisoft from Jan 1., 2010 through Feb. 3, 2017.

I am filing this request with several departments. Even if your office doesn't have responsive records, I would appreciate it greatly if you could point me in the right direction. Who else might have responsive records?

Some boilerplate; The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for processing this request. It's quite possible you may have nothing at all. But please let me know if you think another department may have records.


Dave Maass

From: MayorSunshineRequests (MYR)


Requestor: Dave Maass

February 13, 2017

Re: Public Records Request dated February 3, 2017

Dear Mr. Maass:

This letter responds to your Public Records Request received by the Mayor's office via email on February 3, 2017. In your request, you ask for the following from the Mayor's Office:

"1) All mayor's office records regarding the video game Watch Dogs 2

2) All communications between the mayor's office and Ubisoft from Jan 1., 2010 through Feb. 3, 2017." [sic]

Response dated February 13, 2017:
With regard to your request, attached please find electronic copies of documents in the possession of the Mayor's Office responsive to your request.
Finally, please note that we are responding on behalf of the Mayor's Office only and only with respect to records in the possession of this Office.
If you have any questions regarding your request or would like to send another sunshine request, please do not hesitate to contact the Mayor's Office at<>.

Victor Wai Ho Lim
Mayor's Office of Communications