Atkins Thomson leads as Big Brother winner sues over Towie claim

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  • Belo & co will need it , the British Courts fail in the area of doing justice and i dont just mean it as white v black issue. NOT all the judges have sufficient (any) training & expertise in Copyright unlike in the ~States where they would have had to have worked for donkeys years in the film/t.v industry. here they dont and it shows in their judgements..
    then there is the racism

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  • It'll fail not because of racism or judges being poorly trained (although they are exciting excuses) but because the idea for TOWIE isn't distinctive or pioneering.
    Thousands of people have thought 'if I put stupid people on television I could make a fortune'. Indeed I expect Belo got the idea during his 10 weeks of thinking time on Big Brother.

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  • Anon @ 3.58 - I'd agree but for the fact that he filmed a pilot which he showed to Lime Pictures which contained most of the TOWIE cast.

    I think the confidence case has better legs, but it depends on the level of detail in the synopsis.

    The interesting thing is that Belo has no ongoing interest in format rights, so it might get closer to a decision. The last time we had a formats case the parties bottled it as they couldn't afford for there to be found to be little or no real protection for formats... it was in noone's interest for there to be no interest in formats. If ITV lose this battle then they may win the war.

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