Epic Raises $100m For Ukraine And Is Sued By Another Dancer For Copying His Moves In Fortnite
Where should the money go? It's complicated.
You don't need me to tell you that Epic Games makes a lot of money. As for where that money goes, or should go ... well, those are the parts that need some clarification.
Epic is being sued, once again, for a dance found in Fortnite. This suit comes from choreographer Kyle Hanagami, who claims that the "It's Complicated" dance copies a move that he created and copyrighted.
That makes his claim different from those brought on by Fresh Prince actor Alfonso Ribiero, who sued Epic over the "Carlton" dance, in that Ribiero was not believed to own the rights to the move. "Dancing Pumpkin Man" Matt Geiler also failed in his legal challenge.
Hanagami is seeking legal fees and compensatory damages and also requesting that the dance move be removed from the game.
In better "Where Should Epic's Money Go?" news, the company has announced that its initiative to raise money for humanitarian aid in Ukraine has vaulted over the $100 million mark:
As of today, we’ve raised $100 million USD together to support humanitarian relief for people affected by the war in Ukraine. In addition to @UNICEF, @WFP, @Refugees and @DirectRelief, we are now also collaborating with @WCKitchen.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) March 29, 2022
100% of proceeds from Fortnite are still going to relief in Ukraine until April 3. Learn more about this initiative on the Fortnite site.
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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
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