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Oh 'Brother,' A Lawsuit

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May 08, 2001 | 3:19am EDT

The producers of CBS’ reality TV show "Big Brother" are getting a dose reality themselves: a very real lawsuit. Marvin Rosenblum, a Chicago attorney who owns the film and TV rights to George Orwell’s novel "1984," says that the show’s producers intentionally created the show so that viewers would believe the show is connected to Orwell’s novel.

Similar to the book, the TV series is set in a house in which contestants are being watched by video cameras placed throughout the house 24 hours a day.

If Rosenblum is successful, "Big Brother" might get the big axe. Stay tuned.

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