Simon Fuller, the UK-born media mogul behind the massively successful Pop Idol (which ultimately spawned American Idol and the various international variations of the show), has settled a long-standing battle between himself and his production company and the television network Fox and production company FreemantleMedia over copy-write infringement. Fuller began the lawsuit against the two companies in 2011, claiming that the Fox show failed to honour an agreement that would give the Idol creator credit and a fee for the airing of the X Factor.

Simon Fuller
Simon Fuller managed to settle the case against Fox and FreeMantleMedia outside of court

The Hollywood Reporter were the first to reveal that the lawsuit has come to an end at last as court papers have now been filed in LA Superior Court dismissing the claim made by Fuller with prejudice, meaning no further legal action will be taken. The terms outlined in the the settlement are to remain confidential with both lawyers for Fuller and Fox declining to comment on the arrangement. The recent dispute follows a previous clash of opinions between Fuller and rival talent show titan Simon Cowell back in 2004 over the similarities between Idol and Cowell's first incarnation of The X Factor on UK screens.

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