CBS Settles Dispute Over ABC’s ‘Glass House’

Aug 20, 2013  •  Post A Comment

CBS has settled a dispute with the producers of ABC’s "The Glass House," which CBS had alleged was a knockoff of its reality show "Big Brother," The Hollywood Reporter’s Hollywood, Esq., reports.

CBS last year sued ABC and some executives who worked on the show, but then pulled its copyright infringement claim against the network after a federal judge denied CBS’s effort to halt ABC from airing the show, the story notes.

"Instead, CBS decided to continue pursuing ‘Glass House’ executive producer Kenny Rosen, ABC vp alternative programming Corie Henson and ‘Glass House’ producer Michael O’Sullivan in arbitration," the story reports.

CBS on Monday said it will receive financial compensation as part of the settlement.

"The producers have admitted that one of them used confidential ‘Big Brother’ manuals in the production of ‘The Glass House,’ and they have expressed regret for using this material. In addition, those involved have pledged not to misappropriate CBS trade secrets in the future," CBS said in a statement.

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