Game Theory: Fortnite is Stealing…AGAIN!?! (The Fortnite Dance Controversy)

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When you’re on top, everyone is aiming to take you down. And no game this year has been MORE on top than Fortnite. Fortnite, with the success of its Battle Royale mode, is the number one target for everyone trying to get a piece of its crown and today, it once AGAIN finds itself knee deep in hot water. I’m talking lawsuits! First it was PUBG claiming that Fortnite had stolen its gameplay, then it was concerned parents worried over Battle Royale causing their children to become violent. And now, it’s Carlton from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air! That’s right, Carlton, Backpack Kid, and others are suing Fortnite for stealing their iconic dance moves. Can they legally do that? Is Fortnite in trouble YET AGAIN? Or will they be able to skate by unscathed? Today Loyal Theorists, we are dancing our way to the TRUTH about the Fortnite Dance controversy!

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  1. How to properly clean your metal computer

    Fortnite stole everything from Minecraft: The pickaxes, the creative mode, etc.

  2. Fortnite is the worst anime

  3. The orange shirt kid actually was competing in something called “the boogie down challenge” to get their dances to the game

  4. Guys, I know Orange Shirt kid submitted the dance as a contest entry — it was just a dramatic device for framing the episode around whether arguing if Orange Shirt owns the dance. Technically, all contest submissions would be owned by Epic. I just liked the hypothetical.

    Also, in case you missed it, I already had a note about Roy Purdy in the episode (along the bottom of the screen). But since it’s “Orange Justice,” I figured it’d make sense to give credit to him.

  5. I’m gonna hire matpat as my private detective and lawyer

  6. The backpack kid is not the owner of the floss

  7. Why isn’t mat pat a lawyer?


  9. 13:05 is that osn aka oprahsideverson ?

  10. Let’s be honest. Those performers are just out for money like everyone else is, and they’re going to lose. How are you gonna sue someone for making physical movement. Because if this case actually goes in favor for the originators of the dance moves, everyone’s gonna start suing everyone for moving lol

  11. Me: Father help me for I have sinned.
    Father: what did you do?
    Me: I got into fortnite.

  12. From a legal standpoint, sure, Epic Games will most likely come out on top.
    But you can’t deny the fact that they’re making LOADS of money off these emotes and there’s also a small problem of public ridicule; those who don’t want their famed dance in the game because the general public are making fun of them for it.
    That’s the point here, you’re using standpoints such as a wedding video getting copyrighted – yet a wedding video isn’t going to make loads of money off the dance, neither is it going to defame someone as not everyone is going to see it or do it at a wedding where it’ll be called a “wedding” dance.

    Let’s keep it in perspective here.
    For example, Epic Games themselves has a legal little footnote about their game engine use for example; you use it for free and develop games with it and even sell those games. But once that game’s sales reach a monetary threshold, that developer/owner of the game needs to start paying Epic Games money. The same concept should really be done for these dance emotes. If you make a certain amount of money from this dance emote, a percentage of it should go to the person where the dance most likely originated. Usually the origin will be from the most popular distinction which you could easily pull from a google search statistical analysis. Rather than digging backwards trying to find the true origins, as that is not the most popular distinction as it is based on majority public familiarity. Again I’m pointing towards those who are directly referenced and ridiculed from their dance being used somewhere undesirable.

    Here put yourself in these shoes, say you made up a dance, it went viral and even though it had some inspiration from a few other dances, it’s still your own creation and you’re well known for this dance. Then let’s say a company comes along, takes your dance that you’re well known for and sells it on a platform where young kids are now doing the dance. Originally your dance was not supposed to be for little kids, it was a dance you held in high regard because it was well choreographed and impressive. But now it’s been reduced to a children’s dance and now all the people who admired you for the dance is now making fun of you for the dance. If it were me, I don’t even CARE about the money… I just don’t want to be made fun of.. but the damage is already done and I want to feel like I’ve been compensated for such a scummy practice that was done without any consideration for myself or others. It’s the PRINCIPLE, not so much the money. But it seems the only way you can win on the principle would be to win money. So it’s going to be seen as a cash grab lawsuit either way unfortunately.

  13. do a vid on subnautica plz

  14. In the future Sueing Call of Duty 420 For copying the idea of walking.

  15. That is Iceman from MCOC (Marvel Contest of Champions, a mobile app), not a Fortnite character!!!

  16. Subscribe To Me For No Reason

    *The problem: Lawyers play Fortnite*

  17. they also stole dances from other games like overwatch, stealing a zarya emote and relabelling it work it out

  18. Mat listen studio’s made the floss so the backpack kid shouldn’t be souing fortnite if he didn’t make it

  19. Ok. Ill be frank, if you dont do a film theory on black mirror, i will instantly die.

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