CBS Says People In 'Glass Houses' Shouldn't Steal Shows

Law360, Los Angeles (May 10, 2012, 10:02 PM EDT) -- CBS Broadcasting Inc. slammed ABC Inc. and The Walt Disney Co. with a copyright infringement and trade secret theft lawsuit on Thursday, saying the planned ABC series "Life in a Glass House" brazenly rips off CBS’s popular "Big Brother" reality television show.

"If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then CBS should take pride in ABC’s latest reality television project, 'Life in a Glass House,'" CBS wrote in a complaint filed in California federal court on Thursday. "[It] remarkably employs at least 19 former producers...
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