Forza Horizon 4 removes Carlton and Floss dances from game after Fortnite lawsuit

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  1. dragonlord

    dragonlord Member Guru

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    You can't copyright these short sequences of moves.

    This is the government copyright office doc.

    https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ52.pdf

    "Individual movements or dance steps by themselves are not copyrightable, such as the basic waltz step, the hustle step, the grapevine, or the second position in classical ballet. The U.S. Copyright Office cannot register short dance routines consisting of only a few movements or steps with minor linear or spatial variations, even if a routine is novel or distinctive.

    Examples of commonplace movements or gestures that do not qualify for registration as choreographic works or pantomimes include

    • A set of movements whereby a group of people spell out letters with their arms
    • Yoga positions
    • A celebratory end zone dance move or athletic victory gesture"

    These morons just capitulated to something wherein the plaintiffs simply have no case whatsoever.
     
  2. Roboionator

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    HI,
    Maybe someone knows where to buy at the lowest price? :)
     
  3. anxious_f0x

    anxious_f0x Ancient Guru

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    Cosmetics and stupid dances is something I really disliked about this game, should of spent the dev time overhauling their UI or some of the car models that haven’t changed since FH2.
     
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    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    His dance is stupid enough, it won't be missed.
     

  5. Koniakki

    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    Yeap, you are absolutely correct! I completely misread the title/article! :p
     
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    Would someone actually PAY to license those dance moves in a game? If so, how much and why? Considering I don't think anyone would pay, it's hard to fathom any monetary losses over a dance. On a side note, can a dance be copyrighted and if so, to what end? This whole thing just seems stupid starting with dance moves being in a racing and shooter game at all.
     
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    What did I miss here? Last time I checked Forza was a driving game. What happened?
     
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