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Fresh Prince Actor Sues Fortnite for Use of 'Iconic' Carlton Dance - Intellectual Property News

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Posted on: Jan 15, 2019

From the Guardian:

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games.

In separate lawsuits filed recently in federal court, Ribeiro alleges that Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite, and 2K Sports-creator Take-Two Interactive used his dance, dubbed The Carlton Dance, without permission or credit.

Ribeiro’s dance was popularized through his character, Carlton Banks, on the 1990s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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