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CBS drops copyright lawsuit against rival ‘Glass House’

CBS has dropped its copyright infringement lawsuit againstABC’s reality series “The Glass House,” which the network had contended was a close copy of its"Big Brother” reality show. Executives maintained the low rating of “Glass House” made the suit unnecessary.

“The viewers have spoken and delivered the ultimate form of justice against ‘The Glass House,’ ” said the statement from CBS. “As a result, we filed in federal court this morning a voluntary dismissal without prejudice of our claims against ABC.”

However, CBS left open the door for further legal action: “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.”

“The Glass House,” which premiered in June, features 14 strangers living together in a house made of glass.

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