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Fortnite developer EPIC Games facing legal action from Alfonso Ribeiro over the Carlton Dance

Could this be the start of more legal cases?

Season 7 of Fortnite is off to a shaky start with Fortnite developer EPIC games facing legal action.

Alfonso Ribeiro who played Carlton in the hugely popular 90’s TV show ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ is suing Fortnite over the use of the in-game dance emote ‘Fresh’ – based off the iconic Tom Jones dance routine.

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Should people be able to patent famous dance moves?

The battle royale powerhouse is now worth an estimated $15 billion, so we can’t imagine they feel that threatened by the lawsuits that are sure to come piling in over the next few months.

As Fortnite is free-to-play the only way the game makes money is through the monetisation of emotes and skins – the more popular the emote the more money they make.

This has led to EPIC Games using popular, already established dance moves like the floss and the Carlton, and selling them in game.

Could we see the end of these emotes in Fortnite Season 8?


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