Alfonso Ribeiro Loses Copyright Claim, Drops Fortnite Lawsuit

David Rancken
March 08, 2019 - 2:46 pm
Alfonso Ribeiro

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Alfonso Ribeiro is giving up his fight to keep the "Carlton" for himself.

He sued the online game Fortnite, because players can make their avatars do the Carlton during a dance break in the game. 

Ribeiro made the dance famous on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and he wanted to copyright it for his own use and to keep anyone else from stealing it. 

The copyright office turned him down last month. So, he called off the lawsuit against Fortnite's makers.