CBS Wants Alleged 'Big Brother' Copycat 'Glass House' Banned

Law360, New York (June 8, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT) -- CBS Broadcasting Inc. asked a California federal court on Thursday to halt the June 18 premiere of ABC Inc.’s reality TV series “Glass House,” saying similarities with CBS’ long-running “Big Brother” are due to trade secret theft by former CBS employees.

CBS alleges it deserves a temporary restraining order against ABC, claiming it will suffer irreparable harm if “Glass House” airs. It argues that “Glass House” relies heavily on the structure of “Big Brother” and will replicate “virtually every element” of the existing show in an...
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