FX Nailed for “Stealing” THE LEAGUE

This being a law suit, the word “stealing” isn’t used, but we like to call a spade a spade, a lie a lie, and a Salzbury steak a meatloaf. So sue us.

FX Show at Center of Copyright Lawsuit (TV Bizwire & The Wrap)

FX has been named in a copyright infringement lawsuit from writers Joseph Balsamo and Peter Ciancarelli, who claim the show “The League” is too close to a treatment they wrote for a project called “The Commissioner,” reports TheWrap.com.

The lawsuit, filed last Thursday in U.S. District Court in New York, claims that both “The Commissioner” and “The League” track “a group of close friends” who “play in a fantasy football league for many years. The friends take joy in offending and torturing one another,” according to the story.

“The League” recently ended its third season on FX.

The lawsuit alleges other similarities, such as groups of siblings who participate in the league, the piece notes. FX said it had no comment on the lawsuit, according to the story.

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