CBS has announced it will be dropping the lawsuit it filed against ABC’s The Glass House.
The network says low ratings for the ABC show has made it rethink the suit. So, basically, they’ve realized the show has done itself in and there’s no reason wasting time on a fight.
“The viewers have spoken and delivered the ultimate form of justice against The Glass House,” CBS released in a statement. “As a result, we filed in federal court this morning a voluntary dismissal without prejudice of our claims against ABC.”
But the case is not completely closed. CBS still plans to take legal action against the producers of Glass House who used to work on Big Brother.
“The contract and trade secrets claims against former Big Brother producers for violating their confidentiality agreements will continue separately in arbitration,” CBS said. “We reserve the right to re-file this claim against ABC/The Glass House, or any other entity, that goes to such shocking lengths to duplicate our copyright material.”
In case you haven’t been following the case, earlier this summer CBS filed a lawsuit against ABC, claiming The Glass House was a blatant rip-off of Big Brother. A federal judge later denied to restraining order CBS requested to stop production of the show. The judge said he didn’t think the concept of a reality show could be copyrighted.