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Copyright in gaming — why is everyone suing Fortnite?

The online shooter-survival game Fortnite is something of a cultural sensation, generating over £770m (USD 1bn) in sales despite being free-to-play. However, its incredible success has sparked a number of high-profile debates and legal battles in the IP world.

Specifically, Fortnite's dance 'emotes' are said to have been copied from popular culture, with everyone from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air's Carlton to the 'Backpack Kid' becoming embroiled in legal proceedings against the game's developer, Epic Games.

Get our take on the Fortnite copyright debacle here, by reading the full article on the CITMA website.

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