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+ - The Case of the Copyrighted Detective: The Saga Continues

Dster76 writes: Slashdot has discussed the tangle involving Sherlock Holmes and Copyright before. Well, they're at it again.

A new wrinkle has emerged: a 'Sherlock Holmes scholar' has filed for a declaratory judgement that all of the Sherlock Holmes writings are in the public domain. But the estate has responded — with hilarious arguments.

If this goes in favour of the Conan Doyle Estate, then it's hard to see how copyright is about expressions and not ideas.
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The Case of the Copyrighted Detective: The Saga Continues

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This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.

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