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Fortnite dance lawsuits dismissed after new Supreme Court ruling
The creators will have to wait for copyrights on their dances for the suits to move forward Law firm Pierce Brainridge has dismissed five of its copyright lawsuits against Epic Games over dances in Fortnite, it announced in a news release. The decision to dismiss the suits comes as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision last week in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, which changes the traditional understanding of process in copyright suits. “Previously, plaintiffs could file copyright infringement lawsuits as soon as they applied for a registration with the Copyright Office.
The creators of "Fortnite" banned more than 1,000 accounts for cheating during the first Fortnite World Cup qualifying tournament.
Epic Games explained the reasoning behind the bans; the first Fortnite World Cup Online Open was held on April 13 and 14 with a prize pool of $1 million dollars.
A total of 1,221 accounts were banned during the first online qualifier. Epic said 1,163 players were banned from competitive "Fortnite" play for two weeks for trying to circumvent the game's region locks. "Fortnite" awards World Cup prizes to thousands of players spread across six different regions: Europe, Asia, Brazil, Oceana, and the East and West coasts of North America. Epic said 196 prize winners were disqualified and forced to forfeit their prize money for playing across different regions.
Prince Harry Wants ‘Fortnite’ Banned
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, is calling for the ban of popular battle royale game “Fortnite,” according to The Daily Express. The prominent member of the British royal family visited a YMCA in West London and spoke to mental health experts about addictive games and social media, saying that the latter is more addictive than drugs or alcohol. Prince Harry specifically called out Epic Games’ “Fortnite,” saying, “The game shouldn’t be allowed.” “It’s created to addict,” he said. “An addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It’s so irresponsible.
Another 48 accounts were suspended for two weeks for sharing their account with other players. Nine of the offending accounts were forced to forfeit prize money. Similarly, eight accounts were banned for teaming up with other players in the solo competitive mode. Fortnite World Cup alternates between solo and duo tournaments each week, but some players broke the rules by working together during the World Cup.
Just one player was banned for using cheat software during the tournament semi-finals. Epic said the player was in the game for less than five minutes before the cheats were detected. The final ban was 72-hour suspension for a player who intentionally disconnected to avoid giving another player qualifier points.
Teens are spending more on video games than ever before, and it's at least partially thanks to 'Fortnite'
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"Fortnite" uses an anti-cheat software called BattlEye to detect when players are using hacks or illegal software. The game also has a report function for players to report suspicious activity. Players who create new accounts to circumvent the bans risk being permanently banned from competitive "Fortnite" play.
"Fortnite" is free for anyone to play and compete, and there areEpic Games will host the third online qualifier for the Fortnite World Cup this week, the will be held from July 26 to July 28 in New York City.
Seven million liters of wine in Rhineland-Palatinate blocked for alleged fraud
The Public Prosecutor's Office in Bad Kreuznach investigates nine accused persons for wine fraud on a grand scale. Seven million liters of wine have been blocked by the Rhineland-Palatinate State Investigation Office, said a spokesman for the agency on Tuesday the news agency AFP. Accordingly, the manager of a winery in Rheinhessen, his employees and winegrowers are accused of bandit and commercial fraud as well as misleading according to the wine and organic farming law.
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The investigation is based on a quantity of one million liters of mislabeled wine. It should be at so-called blends in which several types of wine or qualities are mixed together, act. These were sold as pure wines, without indicating the other components of the mixture. To a lesser extent organic wine has been mixed with conventional wine.
According to the Rhineland-Palatinate State Investigation Office closed a total of seven million liters of wine. This means that the wine of the affected winery may not continue to be sold until the allegation is clarified. Then it will be decided how to proceed with the locked wine.
noticed the blends in October 2018. At that time oversupply had been marketed, which should not have been sold. "Excess quantities must be processed for quality reasons to industrial alcohol," said the spokesman. This would have been evidence of blends.
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