Epic Games has been bound by lawsuits with rapper 2Milly, Alfonso Ribeiro and The Backpack boy because of Fortnite's in-game emotes.
Most Fortnite fans notice that the in-game feelings are based on popular dances from around pop culture.
Some of the dancers do not lose out with Epic as they claim that the development study stole their dances and requires them to be paid for their use.
The Internet has entered into a debate on whether or not a single dance is covered by copyright law.
Popular YouTube lawyer, Devon James from LegalEagle dropped his two cents on the subject with a video covering the subject.
The video returns to the beginning of the copyright law and explains that copyright specifically protects choreographies.
For example, a user cannot copy the entire dance from a Beyonce video, but they can recreate a part. 1
James continued to explain that legal attempts to seek copyright to dance activities are similar to "trying to claim ownership of a note in a song."
Although the US lawyer did not personally believe that the pop culture Icons will win their cases, it does not mean they will not succeed.
An American judge designated to the case will be the deciding factor in this problem, and there have been several court cases similar to these.
You can check the video over to learn more about the copyright and litigation Epic is involved in.