FORTNITE IS AGAIN SUED FOR DANCING
Fortnite The epic debate: all the news about the continuing dance demands.
Since Terrence Ferguson, also known as rapper 2 Milly,
filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against developer of games Epic Games such as fortnite last month.
The debate over whether to copy a real-life dance move and turn it into a virtual good for sale has become a legal quagmire.
Many other social media stars and celebrities have jumped on the bandwagon, including the actor from Fresh Prince Alfonso Ribeiro,
to aspiring hip-hop artist and backpacker dancer Kid Kid, and most recently to Orange Shirt Kid of viral YouTube fame.
Now, game developers are even pulling dances from current titles, fearing the potential legal risk.
In the long run, lawsuits can have a profound impact on both copyright law and the gaming industry.
The cases could determine whether dance moves actually constitute protected works of choreography, as well as whether game developers are responsible for removing them from pop culture as a way to make money and stay relevant to fast-moving teenage audiences.