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Nickens and Brantley claimed the Cary, North Carolina based company misappropriated their identities cover custodia samsung by digitally copying the “Running Man Challenge” dance that they performed in social media videos and on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 2016.
Brantley, of Springfield, cover samsung natale Mass., and Nickens, of Monmouth Junction, NJ, were seeking cover iphone 11 samsung galaxy s8 plus hoesje pro max moschino more than $5 million (roughly Rs. 37 crores) in damages.
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Celebratory dances in Fortnite are called “emotes.” While the game itself is free to play, players can purchase the “emotes” and other character customizations.
Other artists, including Brooklyn based rapper 2 Milly and “The Fresh Prince of cover samsung galaxy s8 puro Bel Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro, also have sued Epic Games over other dances depicted in the shooting game.
Nickens and Brantley appeared on DeGeneres’ talk show alongside two New Jersey high school students who were posting videos of the dance online before the two University of Maryland basketball samsung galaxy s advance custodia players filmed their own version. Brantley told DeGeneres that Nickens first showed cover tennis iphone 6 him the dance in a video on Instagram.
“We dance every day for our teammates in the locker room,” Brantley said. “We were like, ‘Hey, let’s make a video and make everybody laugh.’”
One of their dance videos has millions of views on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook, their lawsuit said. He also threw out their trademark claims and claims accusing the company of unfair competition and “false designation of origin” under the Lanham Act.
“Plaintiffs seek to place the same square peg into eight round holes in search of a cause of action against Epic Games for its use of the Running Man dance in its game Fortnite. But Plaintiffs’ claims that Epic Games copied the dance do not support any of their theories,” the judge wrote.
Plaintiffs’ attorney Richard Jaklitsch said his clients may not be able to afford the costs of appealing the judge’s ruling. He said it seems “un custodia cover samsung s5 American” for the company to “profit off the backs of” Nickens and Brantley.
“Epic can still step up and do the right thing. Epic can still step up and acknowledge what custodia cover samsung a3 these kids did,” he said.
Nickens was playing professional basketball in Canada and Brantley was working as cover samsung galaxy grand plus a sports agent when they sued last year, according to Jaklitsch.
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