Sherlock Holmes and the Public Domain: not so Elementary?

, New York Law Journal


In their Copyright Law column, Robert W. Clarida of Reitler, Kailas & Rosenblatt, and Robert J. Bernstein of The Law Office of Robert J. Bernstein write: On Dec. 23, 2013, the Northern District of Illinois delivered a Christmas present for the Sherlock Holmes lovers of the world: Klinger v. Conan Doyle Estate Ltd., a suitably labyrinthine decision that should resolve any lingering mystery about the public domain status of the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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