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Rapper Paris Sues NBC For $20 Million Over Reality Show Concept

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(AllHipHop News) Political rapper Paris has filed a lawsuit against a producer, NBC Networks and Warner Brothers Pictures, claiming the trio stole his idea for a reality show. According to a lawsuit filed on December 7th in U.S. District Court of Northern District of Texas, Paris accuses the defendants of stealing the concept for Your School Makeover and using it in the series School Pride. The complaints states that the rapper copyrighted the concepts for the show, which was created by a writer named Oscar J. Jackson, who also registered the domain name YourSchoolMakeover.com, in June of 2007. Paris’ company Guerilla Funk claims it shopped the series to a variety of networks, including MTV, Twentieth Century Fox and NBC. That’s when problems arose.”In or about early October, 2010, Plaintiff began receiving unsolicited telephone calls of congratulations for finally getting the work produced, in response to advertising on defendant’s NBC’s network School Pride,” the complaint reads.Despite numerous letters from attorneys, Paris’ lawyers claim that NBC ignored all warnings and denied the copyright infringement allegations. Paris is suing NBC for $20 million dollars, in addition to statutory damages of $30,000 for five different charges of copyright infringement. In addition to NBC, producers Cheryl Hines, Denise Cramsey, Stuart Krasnow, Adrian Court Productions and Horizon Scripted are named in the lawsuit.  

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