Epic Games is involved in another lawsuit regarding a dance move. In more details, “Orange Shirt Kid” had his mom sued Epic, and this is the latest legal issue that the company has to face.

Fortnite faces another legal case

The lawsuit was filed last week by Rachel McCumbers in the California court. The reason behind it dated back to the time when Orange Shirt Kid (who is referred to as "C.C.M." in court documents) submitted a video in the Fortnite community last year that later went viral. However, according to his mom’s accusations, Fortnite used his signature dance moves “the Random” without informing him. The company also used the catchphrase “It’s also a great exercise move” and “did not credit Orange Shirt Kid nor seek his consent to use, display, reproduce, sell, or create a derivative work based upon Orange Shirt Kid’s Random dance or likeness in Fortnite.”

She is not the only one who is unsatisfied with Fortnite. In the complaint, there are more and more creators claiming that Epic Games has infringed the intellectual property rights by using their works and selling emotes in Fortnite.

The original dance move was uploaded within the BoogieDown competition and went viral

In the past, Alfonso Ribeiro and 2 Milly have also sued Epic for stealing their moves. However, this case is different since Orange Shirt Kid’s move was originally performed in the video that competed in Epic’s BoogieDown contest. He did not win this competition, but if he did, he should get his own dances featured in the game.

After this competition, his moved seemed to be so famous that Fortnite players requested Epic to put this in the game. Epic listened to the feedback of their users and decided to add the dance move, which was at the beginning of season 4.

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Other creators also claimed to have their works stolen by Epic

The BoogieDown contest already specified the right for Epic to use all of the materials they have received. However, the lawsuit did not mention the law of the competition. It only claimed that Orange Shirt Kid had already signed up for copyright for his move on January 10th, 2019, just 1 day before the legal documents were submitted.

Epic Games seemed to be prudent and refused to make any comments regarding this legal tangle.