13 November 2013
BBC Challenged over ownership of TARDIS
Such a grand idea to endear yourself to the fans of the show by demanding payment of every use of the blue box since your father's death in 1977. The timing of this is nothing short of a grandstand for attention. Two weeks before the 50th anniversary, the family of Anthony Coburn are now demanding to be paid for every use of the BBC should stop using the image.
I believe the London Metropolitan Police attempted this same maneuver back in 1998—and lost and even after the appeal ended up paying the BBC for court costs.
Not that I wish the family ill, but with the self-centered timing of this demand may they understand the possible consequences both legally and how much the fans will really, really, dislike them from now on...
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