Sir Arthur Conan Doyle heirs in dispute over copyright to Sherlock Holmes

The Estate and heirs of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have steadfastly defended their royalty and licensing rights despite the majority of his works being published before 1923 and hence placing them in the public domain. A few works were published after 1923 and will not be in the public domain definitively unitl 2023. A author whose has written a number of works based on the Sherlock Holmes character has refused to pay the licensing fees and is now in litigation with the estate – apparently it is not so elementry Dear Watson! Read more here at the 1709 Blog.

 

New Scotland Yard (Norman Shaw Buildings) Circa. 1890, London, U.K. Source: Flickr

New Scotland Yard (Norman Shaw Buildings) Circa. 1890, London, U.K. Source: Flickr

 

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