Fan knitter stomped on by BBC Answered
A Doctor Who fan, known as Mazzmatazz, has been legally stomped on by the BBC for creating her own patterns for the Adipose and Ood creatures.
She never charged for the pattern, nor did she pretend it was official, but somebody sold a completed version on ebay, so the Beeb went OTT on her.
According to TechnoLlama their action has no genuine basis in law, but she caved in out of fear of corporate lawyers.
The BBC's action is a real shame, because it could signal problems for the thousands of fan artists (writers, musicians, artists) around the world who express themselves (for free) through the shared ground of Doctor Who (or any other BBC drama).
The knitter's website
TechnoLlama blog post