Ex-Cop Rips NBC For Bid To Nix TV Show Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT) -- A former New York City police officer who claims NBC Universal Inc. stole his idea for a military-themed reality show urged a California federal judge on Monday not to dismiss his case, saying the network was trying to preclude all reality TV from copyright protection.

Richard Dillon sued the network in November, claiming NBC rejected his pitch for a show called “Celebrity SEALS” — which would have pitted celebrities against each other in the tough conditions of a military training camp — but then later reformulated...
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