Rapper 2 Milly Suing Company Behind Fortnite I CBC Kids News

♪ They call me Hipitty Hoppity
Because I don’t stopitty ♪ ♪ What if you came up with
a really cool dance move and your entire
school caught on? What if it even
went viral? Cool, right? But what if Fortnite
took it one step further? What if they took
your dance move and added it
into their game? Then they gave a different name
with different music but they did it all
without telling you. And that’s not all. What if they asked
players for money to add your dance moves
into their locker? And they started making
billions of dollars in part thanks to your
original moves.Question is do they have
to ask for your permission?
Do they have
to give you credit?
Do they have to give
a small per cent of money that they’re making to you? This is what some artists
are asking themselves. Milly Rock is my craft,
my everything It is my signature move
it is me. ♪ ♪ Well, I’m going
to fight for what’s mine. Like I said
I don’t get robbed. So, I just feel like
they robbing me. You know
what I’m saying? So, I had to do
something about it. ♪ ♪ ♪ First arms up
the left and right ♪ That MJ
Get out my sight Terrance: When I got wind of it
it was maybe a hundred mentions on my Twitter,
100 DMs on my Instagram. Like, “Hey, I hope you know
something about this because this popular game has
you has your dance in it.” So, I’m like, “I don’t
even know what Fortnite is. So let me look into it.” After looking into it,
I see that in season five the actual they actually have
the character doing the same: Know what
I’m saying? So, I’m like,
“Whoa, this is crazy.” They didn’t
even reach out. They didn’t
reach out…with anything. ♪ ♪ I thought I was a good idea to
talk to a choreographer. Maybe he can figure out
what’s going on. Imagine you’re an artist
and you paint something and it’s personal to you and you know
somebody else out there, paints, you know, looks
at your picture and paints the exact same
thing and calls it theirs. Or changes the name, you know,
which is what they did. They pretty much took the move
and just changed the name of it. Do you know any Fortnite
moves that have done that same thing that
you just said? Umm, yeah.
There is the Milly Rock. Yes. Which I think they call
it the “Swipe,” right. Yeah,
the “Swipe It.” And then there’s the “Shoot,”
I think it’s called. Yeah, it’s called
“Hype” in Fortnite Yeah. It’s pretty
obvious to see. When you look at Fortnite
and you look at the dance moves. It’s completely
the same. You know
it’s a complete copy. Have you ever seen it
done like this. You can go like
slow-quick-quick. Oh yeah, I saw
something like that. It’s like… Yeah, yeah!
Let’s try it together ♪ ♪ So can you actually
copyright dance moves? Yes, you can. It really
depends on the sort of length and complexity and creativity of
what’s going on in the dance. ♪ ♪ I think in the U.S. that
it’s not clear cut that this number of dance moves or
building blocks put together is enough to qualify for
copyright protection in the U.S. So that could be one
of the challenges there. But we may see a license
agreement announced soon. ♪ ♪ Elijah:So what
are your thoughts?
Does Fortnite have
an unexpected battle coming up? Do you think artists should
just chill since Fortnite is creating
a buzz for them and their dance moves? Or should they be upset
because Fortnite is cashing in big time and not giving credit
where credit is due. E-mail us your thoughts
at[email protected]ForCBC Kids News,
I’m Hippitty Hoppity. I’m Elijah Sandiford for
CBC Kids News.
Peace! Peace! ♪ ♪


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