Real-Life Lawyer Weighs in on Fortnite’s Copyright Dance Scandal
YouTuber LegalEye, a real-life lawyer, has weighed in on whether or not the current Copyright Infringement cases against Epic Games have any chance.
Over the past month or so, we’ve seen a slew of different artists and celebrities file lawsuits against Epic Games, the creators of the incredibly popular Fortnite, for copyright infringement, claiming that the developer stole their dance moves without credit. While the world waits for an answer from the courts, one real-life lawyer, a YouTuber named LegalEagle, has done some research and weighed in on the issue.
Of course, I won’t spoil the fascinating video, which you can check out at the end of the article, but he goes into exactly what’s protected by copyright law, what cases could set a precedent for the issue, and which side he thinks will win the cases. It should be noted that ever lawyer interprets the law differently, so you shouldn’t take his word as gospel per se, but it’s nice to get a professional opinion on the record through all this mud slinging from Epic fanboys and Fortnite haters.
Right now, rapper 2 Milly, actor Alfonso Ribeiro, and celebrity “The Backpack Kid” are suing Epic Games, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that list increased over the next month or so.
Fortnite is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch, as well as iOS and Android devices.