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CBS drops suit over Fox’s ‘Boot Camp’

Terms of resolution not disclosed

The brouhaha over “Boot Camp” is over.

CBS and Survivor Prods. have quietly dropped a copyright lawsuit against Fox and the producers of “Boot Camp,” ending a skirmish that centered on whether the Fox reality skein was a ripoff of the Eye’s “Survivor.” Terms of the resolution were not disclosed.

In April, CBS sued Fox and “Boot Camp” producers LMNO Prods. and Granada Television, claiming the Fox skein violated federal copyright law by cloning significant elements of “Survivor” ( Daily Variety, April 10).

At the time, Eye officials suggested the net wasn’t suing Fox over theft of an idea but for taking all the elements of “Survivor” and packaging them in one show. Fox responded by calling the action “frivolous.”

CBS settled with LMNO and Granada about a month ago, and that resolution led to the end of the case against Fox, according to a statement issued by CBS attorney Richard Kendall.

“CBS and Survivor Prods. have agreed to dismiss their claim against Fox Broadcasting because CBS and Survivor Prods. had earlier reached confidential settlements with LMNO and Granada which resolved the case to the satisfaction of each of those parties,” Kendall said.

Fox attorney James Hornstein, of Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman, Machtinger & Kinsella, said the net “is pleased that this matter is concluded.”

No terms of the resolution were resolved, but one insider suggested that part of the agreement included concessions about future marketing of “Boot Camp.”

Another reason for the settlement could be the fact that “Boot Camp” isn’t a strong contender to return to Fox’s sked any time soon. After a solid ratings start, show lost steam.

(Janet Shprintz contributed to this report.)

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