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Endemol v. Abbot Reif Hameiri. The Dutch international television production and distribution company “Endemol” has filed a lawsuit against Israeli production.

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1 Endemol v. Abbot Reif Hameiri

2 The Dutch international television production and distribution company “Endemol” has filed a lawsuit against Israeli production company “Abbot Reif Hameiri” for allegedly copying elements of the worldwide reality TV phenomenon “Big Brother” in the locally aired show “24/7 Ha’Dor Ha’Ba”. The official lawsuit, filed December 2011 to a district court in Israel, suggests defendants, both “Abbot Reif Hameiri” and channel 10, made blunt violation of rights expressed mainly in the duplication of essential elements from the format “Big Brother”. The lawsuit also claims that the production company intentionally employed numerous staff members who were involved, most of them in key positions, within the “Big Brother Israel” production. The prosecution orders to prevent the production, transmission and distribution of “24/7 Ha’Dor Ha’Ba (The Next Generation)” as well as monetary compensation of $1 million. Case Overview

3 The Arguments Endemol’s Arguments: With the reality TV show “24/7 Ha’Dor Ha’Ba” the Israeli production company made a duplication of essential elements from the format “Big Brother”. The production company intentionally employed numerous staff members who were involved, most of them in key positions, within the “Big Brother Israel” production. Abbot Reif Hameiri & Channel 10’s Arguments: The show “24/7 Ha’Dor Ha’Ba” is an original program by Israel 10 in collaboration with “Abbot Reif Hameiri”. The program “Real World” aired on the MTV television network is a similar production format where identical ideas have been implemented. “Real World” was produced before “Big Brother”, therefore, defendants contend “Endemol” lacks any right in the disputed TV format, and its law suit must be dismissed. Channel 10 and “Abbot Reif Hameiri” further contend that “24/7″ is a new creation of their own with strict adherence to all legal directives, including intellectual property laws. Among other things, they contend that, unlike “Big Brother”, the central theme of “24/7″ is love and singles searching for love.

4 Central Dispute Did the Israeli TV production company allegedly copy elements of the worldwide reality TV phenomenon “Big Brother” in the locally aired show “24/7 Ha’Dor Ha’Ba”? What elements of a reality show are subject to copyright protection?

5 Court Decision The court of Israel has not made a decision yet.

6 The court proceedings can be found here: israeli-reality-show-for-copying/id=22722/ israeli-reality-show-for-copying/id=22722/

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