BBC up in arms over adipose knitting patterns

adipose knit pattern.jpgIt's starting to look like Auntie's had a major sense of humour failure over the patterns for the 'adipose' monsters that sprung up on the web following their recent debut on Doctor Who.

After we featured a plush version of the adipose monster that was sold on Ebay, the BBC began to crack down on sales of the toys and of patterns, saying they were a breach of copyright.

At the centre of the controversy is a knitter called Mazzmatazz, who was ordered to remove all Doctor Who related patterns from her site, even though she was not charging for them. I can't help finding this more than a little unfair, particularly when all of us in the UK pay a license fee to the BBC each year. I also think it would be terribly sad if all amateur versions of popular TV icons were banned, since they can throw up some very funny results.

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