|Canis lupus wrote:|
|It doesn't matter what people here tell you, you need to speak to qualified legal professionals. |
If you are looking to do this legally, you need to talk to a lawyer.
Of course this isn't going to be free. Likewise... it's not going to be free for the BBC either, which is why their blanket answer is going to be "no". I'm 100% sure of it. It's easier and cheaper to just reject proposals outright than it is to spend the time and money to pursue all of them.
They might make an exception for an established video game company that approaches them with a business model and can show how the game will be profitable to the BBC. Since you will not be able to do that, it's a guarantee
they will not give you permission to use their content. It just does not make business sense. There's no way they'll go for it.
Throughout gaming history, there have been tons
of indie fan games which used copyrighted material from a big-time corporation. Though I can count on one hand how many of them got official support from the copyright holder: zero. It just doesn't happen.
So your options really are:
1) Don't use copyrighted material
2) Acknowledge that you'll be violating copyrights and just use it anyway (as has been said... BBC likely won't care unless you do something dumb like try to sell it)
3) Contact BBC either on your own or with a lawyer, be rejected, and then have to pick from option 1 or 2.