Fortnite: Epic Games Gets Yet Another Lawsuit!

Another lawsuit filed because of the game. However, it’s harder to prove copyright ownership…

After 2 Milly, Alfonso Ribeiro (Fres Prince of Bel-Air), and the Backpack Kid, Epic Games is now at its fourth lawsuit with its still widely popular (but not that profitable in January!) game, Fortnite. The document claims the Running Man emote/dance move was „created, named and/or popularised” by Jaylen Brantley and Jared Nickens. This move became viral on YouTube in 2016, which is why the duo got invited to the Ellen DeGeneres show, a widely known American talk show.

The issue is that there’s no copyright at all. The document claims the Running Man move is „synonymous” with the Brantley-Nickens duo, but the Running Man Challenge, which made the dance more popular than before, was started by two high schoolers. The move is also seemingly having its roots in the New Jersey club culture, too.

Ribeiro’s claims were shoved off the table because the move was too easy, and thus, it wasn’t a „choreographed work.” It’s likely that Running Man will end up the same way.

Source: PCGamer

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