Coral Castle, operators of a museum in southern Florida with the same name, filed a lawsuit last week against Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite. The initial complaint alleges trademark infringement, likelihood of confusion, bad faith, loss of sales and profits, unfair competition, trademark dilution, and more, along with a plethora of remedies requested. Click on this article link to learn more.
In the latest series of lawsuits over dances found in the famous video game Fortnite, Jaylen Brantley and Jared Nickens sued video game developer Epic Games in February 2019, accusing Epic of copying their “running man” dance into the game without their consent. In May, a federal judge issues a final ruling on the case. What are the details of this case, and how, if at all, do they differ from other lawsuits filed against Epic for dances found in Fortnite? Click on this article link to learn more.
From 2 Milly’s “Milly Rock” dance, to Backpack Kid’s “Flossing,” more and more artists are filing lawsuits against Epic Games over their emotes that replicate famous pop culture dances throughout modern history. Now, Carlton Banks himself, actor Alfonso Ribeiro, is also suing the game developer for their use of “The Carlton” dance in Fortnite Battle Royale. Click on this article link to learn more.
Several performers and other artists have voiced concerns or given criticism about their signature dance moves being used in Fortnite Battle Royale as purchasable “emotes,” which range from actions, gestures, and dances that character can act out at different points in the game. Well 2 Milly, the rapper behind the “Milly Rock” dance, is taking Epic Games to court over their “swipe it,” which is an exact copy of the ‘Milly Rock’ dance, on the grounds that the artist who originally created the dance should be compensated since Epic Games makes money by selling emotes to players in Fortnite. Click on this article link to learn more.
The time has finally come. After numerous threats and promises of future lawsuits from Brendan Greene, the creator behind PUBG and the actual ‘Player Unknown,’ PUBG Corp., the game development company behind the popular game ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,’ has finally filed an official lawsuit in South Korea against Epic Games Korea. Epic Games Korea is the Korean branch of the U.S. based game developer behind the famous game ‘Fortnite’ that originated on PC. The two companies behind the two most popular battle royale, last man standing games are finally going to resolve the dispute that’s been going on since last year. PUBG vs. Fortnite; which game will be the last one standing? Click on this article link to learn more.