News Bulletin 138

“I think we may gain that by means of the law”*


The Estate fights back!

The Estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has put forward a defence ingenious enough for Sherlock Holmes himself, in a US copyright case that could redraw the boundaries of copyright law, to recognise “complex literary characters,” according to a report in The Guardian. Alternatively, you can read the coverage in The Telegraph. The Plaintiff has still to issue a response but one is to be expected  shortly.


She hasn’t gone away, you know!

Andrea Plunket has for some time claimed to administer the “Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate.” Now she is threatening to kill off the BBC’s Sherlock. Before you get too alarmed, read what the Conan Doyle Estate has to say about Andrea Plunkett.


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