Thursday, 15 May 2008

DR. WHO DEBATE


Just incase you missed yesterday's Dr Who intellectual property rights debate, here is a link below.
 A knitter knitted an Ood,  tried to sell the pattern on her website, and the BBC have asked her to remove it. It is a useful informative debate about brand protection and how we don't wait for permission to knit what we want but...... Don't try and sell somebody else's concept with out asking, or some big monster will come and get you!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7401670


4 comments:

Felix said...

Hello Lovely Rachael! I spent a lot of yesterday writing about this dilemma in between scratching myself, cursing allergies in general and avoiding researching my paper.

It is a very interesting debate, but I am of the opinion that her pattern represents a significant enough departure from the original Dr Who Adipose baby to justify gaining itself a new copyright.

I think it does some raise some other issues about pattern designers, though, and I hope the BBC give this talented lady a nice fat book deal.

Thanks by the way for the lovely Felix is Rising post... I realise I was in such a grumpy mood yesterday that I never said thanks for that... it was really nice.

I am looking forward to seeing you soon!

Judith said...

It wasn't the person that created the pattern whom was trying to sell it. The pattern writter offered it up free under a creative commons license. Someone else put the finished product up for sale and ruined this for us all.

Judith aka knitter that wants the ood pattertn!

Prick Your Finger said...

Oh gosh, what a mess! That is so unfortunate. Yes we'd love the pattern too. That sounds a bit like the BBC looking to make an example of someone and picked on a knitter.....Can it go back up for free?

Prick Your Finger said...

Oh gosh, what a mess! That is so unfortunate. Yes we'd love the pattern too. That sounds a bit like the BBC looking to make an example of someone and picked on a knitter.....Can it go back up for free?