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Hey! That’s My Move!

Copyright, Fortnite and the Ability to Protect How You Shake Your Groove Thing

The U.S. Supreme Court just crashed the copyright world’s latest dance party — stepping on the toes of a soiree of copyright infringement lawsuits against videogame developer Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite.

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The U.S. Supreme Court just crashed the copyright world’s latest dance party — stepping on the toes of a soiree of copyright infringement lawsuits against videogame developer Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite. For months, a growing group of plaintiffs, including Alfonso Ribeiro, otherwise known as the self-confident yet naive character “Carlton Banks” from TV’s The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, raised claims that Fortnite was using popular dance moves without the permission of the artists who popularized them.

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