HW: BBC Tardis court case

M Holmes fofp at HOLYROOD.ED.AC.UK
Sat Oct 26 09:57:03 EDT 2002

Nick Lee writes:

> It seems that the BBC have just won an ongoing court case with the =
> Metropolitan Police over who owns the copyright and/or trademark to the =
> blue police public call box that we all know as the Tardis.  The case =
> have been rule in favour of the BBC because, although the Met =
> designed/invented the box, it has been almost entirely identified with =
> Doctor Who for many years, since the call box disappeared from the =
> streets long ago.

In Edinburgh they haven't disappeared. They've been repainted maroon and
turned into coffee and biscuit kiosks. Pretty good coffee too.


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