Some kid tried (and failed) to get the Fortnite choreography lawsuit dropped with a fake lawyer’s email
Tarryn van der Byl·
The firm representing rapper 2 Milly, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro, and other clients in a lawsuit against Epic Games claims a fraudulent email was sent to the US Copyright Office in a misspelled endeavour to dismiss the case. Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP’s lawsuit asserts that Epic Games illegally copied its clients’ dance moves in Fortnite emotes, an allegation that’s more complicated to prove than perhaps expected, because whether or not you can even copyright a dance move is not established in legal precedent. The court of popular opinion, however, is an entirely different thing.
According to firm attorney David L. Hecht, the US Copyright Office forwarded him this questionable email – spoofed from his account – presumably with the subject line “lolwtf is this shit you guys”:
Recently, I noticed that my clients and I have been filing copyright claims regarding dance moves. Please have them rejected right now. If any judges are working on them, I want your workers to tell them they should be rejected/dismissed because they were containing very false information. What my clients and I have done towards certain gaming companies were very wreckless and baseless. Once again, I would like for our copyright claims to be terminated/dismissed because they were false/baseless.
Like, cute, but… that’s a no.
The firm has also apparently alerted the FBI, so this kid’s going to have to deal with much worse than a D- for the writing assignment.