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‘Fresh Prince’ alum Alfonso Ribeiro denied copyrights of hip-swinging ‘Carlton Dance’

Alfonso Ribeiro loses his dance.  Blog King, Mass Appeal LOS ANGELES — It’s official. The Carlton Dance doesn’t belong to Carlton. That’s because, earlier this week, a registration specialist for the U.S. Copyright Office denied Alfonso Ribeiro’s bid to put the hip-swinging gyration on lock, saying it’s nothing more than a “simple dance routine.” That means the finger-snapping maneuver can be ...

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