No, artists still aren't done suing Epic Games for allegedly violating copyright by using their dances in Fortnite. TMZ has learned that BlocBoy JB is suing Epic for reportedly copying his "Shoot" dance with the "Hype" emote in the battle royale game. Like Fresh Prince star Alfonso Ribiero, BlocBoy said he didn't have the copyright yet but was in the midst of securing it. TMZ has learned that BlocBoy JB is suing Epic for reportedly copying his "Shoot" dance with the "Hype" emote in the battle royale game. BlocBoy JB Shoot Prod By Tay Keith (Official Video) Shot By: … He says the 'Hype' dance is a rip-off of his well-known 'Shoot.'. That's a lot of "ifs," and a court might decide there isn't enough here to warrant going forward. BlocBoy JB "Prod By Bloc" (Official Music Video) Shot By: … BlocBoy will have to demonstrate that he either originated the dance or made it popular. Beyond that, he'll also have to show that the dance is both long enough to be copyrightable (that's typically reserved for whole routines) and that he can lay claim without having the copyright already in hand. And like before, there's no doubt that the dance is similar -- the question is whether or not there's a case. © 2020 Verizon Media. BlocBoy JB Having A Dance Battle With His Homie To See Who … Even so, this illustrates a mounting problem for Epic. The next 'Overwatch' hero is an AI robot with an important story link, Call of Duty Warzone leak details a free, cross-platform battle royale, Microsoft won't be at GDC because of coronavirus, Hacker pleads guilty to stealing Nintendo secrets, Garmin smartwatches are on sale at all-time low prices at Amazon, Facebook is banning Oculus owners with multiple VR headsets, Samsung, Stanford make a 10,000PPI display that could lead to 'flawless' VR, Samsung's influential chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78, Redbox's Free Live TV comes to Xbox One consoles. All rights reserved. We wouldn't be surprised if still more artists came out of the woodwork with claims, whether they have legitimate concerns or just hope to ride on Fortnite's coattails.
Whether or not its dance uses are above-board, it's attracting a lot of legal attention thanks to Fortnite's success.
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