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2 Milly Is Suing Epic Games For Using His Dance In a Fortnite Emote

Rapper 2 Milly, who popularized the “Milly Rock” dance, is now suing Epic Games for the use of his dance moves as a Fornite emote. Labeled “Swipe It” within the game, Fornite began selling the emote in July. The emote was available as an unlockable feature when players purchased the seasonal Battle Pass add-on. The lawsuit comes after various celebrities called the game company out for appropriating and monetizing off of other people’s dance moves. “Fortnite should put the actual rap songs behind the dances that make so much money as Emotes,” Chance the Rapper said in a tweet. “Black creatives created and popularized these dances but never monetized them. Imagine the money people are spending on these Emotes being shared with the artists that made them.” The lawsuit becomes tricky because there are copyright laws that protect choreography, but no specific laws that protect specific dance steps. Fornite’s procedures in coding the dance...

Dec 7, 2018