Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor Alfonso Ribeiro has been told by the US Copyright Office has that his famous “Carlton dance” can not be copyrighted, with the office stating the combination of these three dance steps is not registrable as a choreographic work.

Ribeiro filed a lawsuit in December against the maker of Fortnite Battle Royale, Epic Games, for use of the famous Carlton Dance that he created in the early 90s on The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. The actor specifically referenced the game’s ‘Fresh’ emote, which was released in January of this year and shows a character dancing moves that appear to be similar to that of Carlton’s. Ribeiro is also trying to sue Take-Two Interactive Software, which makes NBA 2K16.

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