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Sherlock Holmes Is Really, Really In The Public Domain — Really

Posted at 6:29AM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014

If the last thing keeping you from writing Sherlock Holmes fan fiction were the licensing fees, wait no longer. A judge has ruled that Sherlock and the familiar elements of his stories are in the public domain and, in a strongly worded opinion, criticized the Arthur Conan Doyle estate for its practices.

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