Viacom Hit With Copyright Suit Over 'Real World' Scenes

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 6:57 PM EDT) -- The producer of the MTV reality show "The Real World" and the network's parent, Viacom International Inc., were sued in California federal court last week for filming episodes that contained a company's Shadow Dancers product, allegedly violating its copyright.

Global Creative Group said Viacom and "The Real World" producer and reality show pioneer Bunim/Murray Productions violated its copyright when they aired scenes filmed at clubs and on streets containing the company's Shadow Dancers product.

Shadow Dancers are DVDs of silhouetted women dancing that are projected at...
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