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Dr Who Fans In Knitting Row

by | 14th, May 2008

THE BBC makes money from Dr Who. The BBC is paid for by us. So where’s our money? And do we all own Dr Who?

A Doctor Who fan is embroiled in a row with the BBC after she published knitting patterns for the sci-fi drama’s monsters on the internet.

The patterns of Ood and Adipose were removed from her website after the BBC’s commercial arm complained that they breached its copyright.

But the woman said the corporation was “making an example of her”.

A BBC Worldwide spokesman said it was not “heavy-handed” with “genuine fans of the show”, but that it had to act in the interest of licence-fee payers.

“If you don’t protect your trademark, it’s taken away from you. And Doctor Who is massive for the BBC. It’s up to us to earn money from it so we can re-invest it in the BBC,” he said.

Don’t reinvest – redistribute…

Posted: 14th, May 2008 | In: Money, TV & Radio Comment | TrackBack | Permalink