Dance In 'Fortnite' Suit Refused By Copyright Office

Law360 (February 14, 2019, 12:09 PM EST) -- The creator of the hit video game Fortnite, facing a copyright lawsuit for allowing players to perform a dance move known as the "Milly Rock," alerted a federal judge Thursday that the Copyright Office has already twice ruled that the dance is unprotectable.

In a filing made days after moving to dismiss the lawsuit, Epic Games Inc. said it had just learned that the agency refused to register the dance on both Oct. 14 and Dec. 19, both times because it failed to meet the standard of “choreography” that can be protected.

“The movements represented in the video deposited for Milly...

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