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Mark Burnett Accused of Pirating Reality Show

5/29/2009 8:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The following story really isn't about the fact that some dude is suing reality king Mark Burnett over his short lived show "Pirate Master" -- the REAL story is that someone actually wants the credit for creating that piece of crap.



Some guy named James Papa says the show idea was all his -- and that after he "created" it back in 2003 and registered it with the US Copyright Office, that damn scallywag Burnett plundered all of his brilliant ideas -- like having a reality show on a pirate ship and making eliminated contestants "walk the plank." Burnett's show aired on CBS in 2007.

In the suit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Papa is demanding no less than $2,000,000 for his trouble ... unless it goes into arrrrrrrrrrrbitration.

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none    

FIRST!!! HAHAH

1981 days ago
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Zippy T. Pinhead    

I'm first hahahahaha Oh damm, where did you come from?!!

1981 days ago
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They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

Someone trying to make a dime,show sucked,nobody even knows who won,o yea a pirate

1981 days ago
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stormcloud    

wtf? i never even heard of this damn show.

1980 days ago
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PEPSI Generation    

Pinhead gat REAL BIG ha ha ha..thatz It boob`ka U cann gat it N u nows.

1980 days ago
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bzokc    

arrrrrr!

1980 days ago
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F-Stop    

Good for him. Burnett could spare a coupla million.

1980 days ago
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Ciaoamica    

Never Heard of the show...

1980 days ago
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2% MILK    

WOW! TALK ABOUT BONES

1980 days ago

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