„Backpack Kid” and others sue Fortnite because of a DANCING MOVE!

As Fortnite becomes a worldwide phenomenon, more people try to sue its developers because of the game…

So the situation is that multiple people sue Epic Games because of Fortnite using their dance moves. One example is Alfonso Ribeiro, who was Carlton Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He created the Carlton dance move for the 1991 Christmas episode. The lawsuit says it’s „distinctive, immediately recognisable, and inextricably linked to Ribeiro’s identity, celebrity, and likeness.” Here’s a video of it:

We’re not going into the law terms, but basically, Ribeiro is looking for money from Epic, aside from the usual stopping the usage of his move request. Here’s also 2Milly, who thinks his Milly Rock dance move is in Fortnite as the Swipe It emote without him getting credited for it. There’s also a third person called Russell Horning (the Backpack Kid) who is assumed to be the inventor of the Floss dance move, which is also claimed to be used in Fortnite without him getting credited. (We also have to mention that Ribeiro and Horning have filed a lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive, 2K Games, Visual Concepts Entertainment, and various individuals for their moves being used in NBA 2K…)

What a shock – one game becomes popular, and people come out of the woodworks to earn money off of it…

Source: PCGamer, DualShockers

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