Epic Games looks set to face legal action over… Fortnite dancing.
Choreographer Kyle Hanagami is suing Epic Games. According to his statement, the It’s Complicated dance emote in Fortnite starts with moves that are taken from copyrighted dance moves created by the choreographer.
It is worth noting that Hanagami is a renowned professional choreographer who has worked with Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, NSYNC and BlackPink. He is also the author of dance moves for the cartoon Over the Moon.
The very movements that Epic Games allegedly took for Fortnite were used by the choreographer back in 2017. The video on YouTube allows you to see that Hanagami’s claim is well founded, since the movements, if not identical, are as similar as possible.
True, even if Epic Games really just took Hanagami’s movements, it’s not a fact that the court will side with the latter. The bottom line is that the creators of Fortnite have already faced similar lawsuits, and then the courts ruled in favor of Epic Games, arguing that individual dance moves cannot be copyrighted.
Sacred massacre in the name of Svarog, blessing of Perun and godly festivities after the victory over the lizards. The action game “Rus vs. Lizards” was released on Steam
Today on Steam there was a release of the action game “Rus vs. Lizards” from the developers of the Bratans. The game, “similar to Dark Souls,” plunges into the world of Hyperborea, where the player will have to overcome “hordes of Lizards and other Herods who encroached on the holy places of the Ancestors“
System requirements are quite moderate by modern standards. Recommended CPU – Core i7 with a frequency of 2.8 GHz, 16 GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT video card. The developers say that everything is created strictly according to scientific documents and guarantee 3D graphics with “logs of 8 polygons minimum“
Game of Thrones sequel created on ChatGPT: George R.R. Martin and other authors are suing OpenAI
Various authors have sued OpenAI for copyright infringement. They accuse the company of using books to train AI models.
The Authors Guild and 17 famous authors such as Jonathan Franzen, John Grisham, George R.R. Martin and Jodi Picoult filed the lawsuit in the Southern District of New York. The plaintiffs hope the lawsuit will be classified as a class action.
According to the complaint, OpenAI “copied plaintiffs’ work wholesale, without permission or review” and fed copyrighted material into large language models.
“The earnings of these authors depend on the works they create. But defendant’s programs jeopardize the ability of science fiction writers to make a living because they allow anyone to create—automatically and freely (or very cheaply)—text that they would otherwise pay writers to create,” the lawsuit states.
The authors added that OpenAI’s programs could result in the creation of derivative works “that are based on, imitate, generalize, or paraphrase their books,” which could harm their market.
The lawsuit also alleges that ChatGPT was used by programmer Liam Swain to “write” sequels to George R.R. Martin’s bestselling novel A Song of Ice and Fire, which was adapted into the popular TV series Game of Thrones. Swain used a neural network to create his own versions of these books, which he posted online.
“Armed, but not dangerous” – Elon Musk, with a pistol in his hands, demanded to be included in Cyberpunk 2077
Billionaire Elon Musk interrupted a recording session for Cyberpunk 2077 to demand his inclusion in the game. This is described in the biography of the billionaire written by journalist Walter Isaacson.
One of the chapters told how he came into the studio with a gun. At this point, the mother of his children, Grimes, was recording her own lines for Cyberpunk 2077. At some point, Musk appeared in the studio and insisted that he get a cameo role. The developers relented and added an NPC similar to him to the game.
“When Grimes was recording the voice of the cyborg pop star she played in the video game Cyberpunk 2077, he showed up at the studio with a two-hundred-year-old pistol and insisted on being given a cameo,” writes Walter Isaacson. “The guys in the studio got nervous.”
Isaacson noted that Musk was passionate about the game Cyberpunk 2077 because he was close to the topic of augmentations for the human body due to his work at the company Neuralink, which works on brain implants.
Previously, Neuralink, a brain chip startup owned by Elon Musk, began accepting applications for volunteers to test a brain implant on patients with paralysis.
“What’s hiding under the hood? "Moskvich 6"”? Details about the engines of the new model
Everything is gearing up for the start of sales of Moskvich 6: the plant has already started talking about the...
Volkswagen and Audi production saved: global IT failure resolved
The problems in the IT systems of the German automaker Volkswagen have been resolved, and production at the company’s factories...
The next generation Mazda 6 will have a 3.3 liter engine and will be the “culmination of Kodo design”
The next generation Mazda 6 sedan is in development, as reported by the Japanese portal Best Car, citing its own...
The first ever Genesis coupe-crossover GV80 Coupe and its brother GV80 are presented
Genesis introduced the Genesis GV80 Coupe and GV80. The interior of the automaker’s first coupe-crossover features a 27-inch display, which...
Phones6 days ago
Are there a lot of defects in the new iPhone 15? People are sharing photos of poor quality paint and assembly
Electric Cars6 days ago
Noisy, windy and with turbo lag. The newest crossover Lexus TX 2024 passed its first test drive a few weeks before the start of sales
News19 hours ago
The Firefox browser now has a built-in page translator that works even without the Internet
News4 days ago
BelAZ presented super-new products: a 130-ton hydrogen dump truck and a 200-ton hydraulic excavator