US broadcaster CBS has sued ABC over its new reality TV show,
"The Glass House'.
has said that ABC's show is a "carbon copy" of 'Big
Brother' and employs 19 former producers and staff from that
show. The federal lawsuit seeks an injunction barring ABC
from continuing its work or airing 'The Glass House', a show
that will film and allow viewers to vote off contestants living
together in a house.
though indicate that CBS will have to prove that ABC is infringing
on a unique idea.
lawsuit states "In copying 'Big Brother,' defendants
have had an unprecedented and troubling degree of access to
CBS's copyrightable expression, as well as CBS's protected
trade secrets and other confidential and proprietary information
related to the behind-the-scenes development, filming and
production of 'Big Brother".
though, said that there are obvious differences between the