Fresh prince star suing fortnite over 'carlton' dance

Discussion in 'Games and games consoles' started by steve30000, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. steve30000

    steve30000 Striker

  2. Some Random Guy

    Some Random Guy Striker

    Is that the second or third one now?
  3. steve30000

    steve30000 Striker

    Where's the first?
  4. Some Random Guy

    Some Random Guy Striker

    Not talking about the thread mate, I mean people suing fortnite for dance moves.
  5. steve30000

    steve30000 Striker

    Really? How can anyone else do that though?
  6. Some Random Guy

    Some Random Guy Striker

    Same reason Charlton is, they nicked their moves.
  7. jacko100

    jacko100 Striker

    They really couldnt have been more blatant about it (no idea why that video is 30 minutes long!:eek:)
  8. Rusty

    Rusty Midfield

    How can you sue someone for a dance move?
  9. Some Random Guy

    Some Random Guy Striker

    That's the question really. Choreography can be protected, whether one move can be is up for debate. Hence the cases.
  10. girojim

    girojim Striker

    File a law suit in federal court
  11. screwjack

    screwjack Midfield

    Ribeiro says he is currently in the middle of copyrighting the dance.
    took him since 1991,and a popular game using it,for him to copyright it.
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  12. houst69

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  13. steve30000

    steve30000 Striker

    Wond£r what took him $o €ong?
  14. nelford_safc

    nelford_safc Striker

    That salt sprinkle chef bloke tried because Fortnite used that emote. Bit sad really.
  15. Some Random Guy

    Some Random Guy Striker

    I'm on the fence tbh.

    Don't get me wrong, if they were just there in the game I'd think "fair use, shut your twist".

    The fact they are selling them separately as dlc makes me think Carlton and the others have a case to be heard, or at least a good reason to bitch. Don't they deserve a slice of each sale?

    Hell, if I was famous and had a signiture pose/move/whatever I'd probably be happy for them to monetise it if I got my cut, I'd be pissed if they just used it though.
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  16. Exactly this tbh. Aye fair enough if it was just in the game for nout, but to make people pay for it is another thing; why should fortnite profit from someone else’s signature dance move or pose? I’d be suing too.
  17. StiflerPG

    StiflerPG Midfield

    Every single dance and emote on that game is copied from some pop culture reference. Imagine if he won, the flood gates would be opened and not just for Fortnite or the gaming industry either.
  18. Some Random Guy

    Some Random Guy Striker

    Fair use or parody laws would protect them from a lot stateside imo.

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