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Epic Games faces another lawsuit against Running Man at Fortnite | Dexerto.com



The Fortnite Epic Games developers are being sued, again – this time for using the famous "Running Man" dance in a game emote.

Jaylen Brantley and Jared Nickens, two former basketball players from the University of Maryland, claim that Epic used their dance without permission – and claimed that the company was taking advantage of African-American culture.

"Epic has also constantly sought to exploit African-American talent, especially at Fortnite, by copying their dances and movements," they read in their costumes.

Brantley and Nickens made the Running Man dance famous after having created the 'Running Man Challenge' in 2016, which resulted in being invited to the Ellen Show.

However, there have been disputes over the identity of the person who actually holds the rights to the dance, the challenge having been created originally by students Kevin Vincent and Jerry Hall, who also made a appearance at the Ellen Show.

However, Epic's response to Milly's trial might indicate their position on this, since their lawyer stated that "no one can own a dance step".


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