For the past several months, things have gotten really silly when it comes to Fortnite dance moves and talent suing Epic Games for using their dance moves. From Backpack Kid to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s Alfonso Ribeiro and more, everyone seems to be jumping on the “sue Epic for a dance move” train and it is getting a bit out of hand if you ask me.
In this legal controversy of Fortnite dance moves, Epic has scored quite a big win but they are not out of the wood just yet. Alfonso Ribeiro, whom you might know from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, didn’t have any luck at the U.S. Copyright office. His application to copyright the Carlton Dance has been fully denied ahead of his lawsuit against Epic Games.
Without the Carlton dance being his, the chances of winning against Epic Games in court has just diminished greatly. The supervisory registration specialist said that:
The combination of these three dance steps is a simple routine that is not registrable as a choreographic work.
The rapper 2 Milly’s attempt to register the Milly Rock dance has also been refused by the Copyright Office. The attorney handling both the Carlton and Milly Rock cases did say to New York Times that he will appeal to both of these claims.
Even with appeals incoming, Epic must be feeling pretty good right now, so good that they can probably start busting out some dance moves in celebration.
What do you think about this whole Fortnite dance move debacle and are you happy that things took a turn in Epic’s favour? Let us know in the comment section below.