A point of interest (POI) represents a verified (verifiable) spatial location point. Interest is dependent on the FOAM holder working with the Protocol to record this location data.
In my opinion the only reason for challenging a point is inaccurate data. If the club is illegal under Spanish law, it is the job of the jurisdictional Prosecutor to enforce local laws or regulations. The club website also includes a link to the physical address.
In the same way a club that met to fly Drones, may be illegal under newly enforced laws or not have a license; it does not invalidate a POI if FOAM space is a register of physical locations.
Or think about it another way, it would be possible in the future, for the Spanish government to allow private clubs–only if their location was accurately represented. Would you likewise wish to enforce the new Spanish law by ‘Adding’ all the POI’s as required by law? So we see that by preemptively trying to bend a spatial index to enforce local laws at this time, when law enforcement is not the rationale for the FOAM protocol you potentially alienate a future client-base. In both scenarios, accurate location data is the ONLY mandate for FOAM, and in this way it is impartial.
Having a list of searchable locations that may or may not represent something that is illegal at the time in a jurisdiction, provides a tool for law enforcement. Asking the FOAM protocol to become an enforcing arm for local Judicial acts is burdensome and the community does not have the capacity, and could be construed as acting under the color of law, as for instance what avenue is there for appeal if someone were to challenge to decision by FOAM’s protocol?
This really opens a huge can of worms that I consider overstepping the mandate for FOAM and potentially involving the core team in areas that they do not have time for at this time.
FOAM POI’s represent the attested validity of a holder of FOAM for locational data. That accuracy is reviewed by peers and based on a voting process is finalized. It is in the interest of all FOAM holders to contribute to a growing dataset of accurate locational data. Proposing scenarios that involve things other that spatial accuracy is outside of the core mandate, and I think greatly complicates roll-out.