In 1709 (or was it 1710?) the Statute of Anne created the first purpose-built copyright law. This blog, founded just 300 short and unextended years later, is dedicated to all things copyright, warts and all.
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
No final case for Holmes
The U.S. Supreme Court has confirmed that it wont won't hear an appeal in the "Sherlock Holmes" case (Leslie Klinger v Conan Doyle Estate) in which in which the Court of Appeals for the 7th Circui upheld the decision of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - Eastern Division that author and lawyer Mr Klinger was free to use material in the 50 Sherlock Holmes stories and novels that are no longer protected by copyright.
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