Fires Back at 2 Milly
… You Don’t Own the Milly Rock!
2/12/2019 7:31 AM PST
You don’t think the people at Fortnite were gonna back down from a fight, did you?
TMZ has learned Epic Games has loaded up their metaphorical Battle Bus to go to war with 2 Milly, the rapper who claims the video game stole his signature Milly Rock dance move.
Remember, 2 Milly sued Epic Games back in December for copyright infringement claiming ownership of the Milly Rock, which Fortnite players can use to celebrate a victory on the virtual battlefield.
But, Epic says they have done nothing wrong — because 1) No one can own a dance step. And, 2) The dance in Fortnite is different than the Milly Rock.
Epic’s argument isn’t too complex — they claim copyright law does NOT allow people to own individual dance steps and simple dance routines because they are “building blocks of free expression.”
The other argument … Fortnite claims their characters aren’t even doing the Milly Rock, but rather a similar dance called the Swipe It … which is a slower version of the M.R.
Long story short, Epic says 2 Milly’s case is as flawed of a concept as parachuting straight into Tilted Towers, which everybody knows is DUMB!!