'The Real World' Sued for Failing to Blur 'Shadow Dancers' (Video)

Those who watch reality television are accustomed to a good deal of pixellation. Producers often choose to blur out offensive body parts, T-shirt logos and of course, the faces of anybody who refuses to sign a release form. But does the blurring go far enough?

Maybe not, if the Global Creative Group gets its way. The company has just filed a lawsuit against the producers of MTV'sThe Real World, including Viacom and Bunim/Murray Productions, over some background material that very few people would have ever guessed was copyrighted.

GCG (also known as Farren Music America) produces a highly specialized kind of entertainment content -- silhouette images of women dancing. The company calls these images "Shadow Dancers," seen in the video below, which are sold to VJs, DJs, bar and club owners, party planners and nighttime establishments.  Read More...



Want to comment on this? First, you must log in to your SideReel account!