CARY – Epic Games faces another lawsuit over dance moves incorporate into its popular Fortnite game.
Two former basketball players at the University of Maryland filed suit Monday, saying Epic “copied” movements and dances. They are seeking $20 million, legal fees and wants the court to stop Epic’s use of the two.
In another suit, a copyright was denied for dance moves in the game.
“Epic has copied the dances and movements of numerous African-American performers… Epic did not seek consent or authorization to use any of these movements or dances,” reports GamesIndustry.biz, quoting from the suit.
According to The Associated Press, Jared Nickens and Jaylen Brantley said they had performed the dances and moves on social media and on the Ellen Degeners Show in 2016.
“Epic uses the Running Man, and other dances, to create the false impression that Epic started these dances and crazes or that the artist who created them is endorsing the game,” GamesIndustry.biz sid, citing the complaint.
A spokesperson for Epic told The AP that the company didn’t comment on pending litigation.
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