If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were alive, I’ve no doubt he’d be thrilled with all the attention his iconic detective Sherlock Holmes is getting these days. Holmes has been the recent subject of hit movies with Robert Downey Jr., a popular BBC dramatic series, and the CBS show Elementary, which finds Watson gender-flipped into Lucy Liu. Show More Summary
A lesser-known tale about one of the most famous partnerships in crime fiction will be published next month by Walker Books in collaboration with Royal Collection Trust. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's much-loved characters, Sherlock Holmes...Show More Summary
This year's Emmy Awards proved to be very big for Breaking Bad and, at least numerically, a little bit bigger for Sherlock. The BBC's updating of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective carted away seven Emmy Awards in the miniseriesShow More Summary
A shadowy cabal of influential media barons went to war with a lone mastermind earlier this year in the court. This, of course, was the legal battle between Sherlockian Leslie S. Klinger and the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which...Show More Summary
Bideford is an ancient town situated in the English county of Devon, the county in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle set his classic Sherlock Holmes novel of 1902, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Devon is a place filled with bleak and ominous moorland, old stone circles, foggy...
New Paradigm Studios hopes to raise $20,000 on Kickstarter for the second volume of the Watson And Holmes series. This comics project re-imagines Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic detective duo as two African-Americans who live in New York City. The finished book will contain a collection of one-shot stories. Show More Summary
In June, the Seventh Circuit ruled on a case involving the copyrights of the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle, a/k/a the creator of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Judge Posner ruled against the estate, and the Seventh Circuit recently issued a sequel opinion. In what may be the next......
The estate of Arthur Conan Doyle tried to squeeze an editor into paying for Sherlock Holmes works in the public domain. Now the estate will pay instead after Judge Richard Posner blasted "their extortionate game." Judge Posner orders estate to pay up over Sherlock Holmes copyright “extortion” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
The world of Sherlock Holmes remains in the public domain, despite repeated efforts by late author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate to claim copyright, and according to the judge who handed down the ruling, they may be in violation of U.S. anti-trust laws. As Time relates, 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner called the estate’s activities
Opinion by Dr. Tim Ball I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. – Arthur Conan Doyle. … Continue reading ...
Back in June, we wrote about how the 7th Circuit appeals court, in a ruling written by Richard Posner, totally rejected the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Estate's ongoing attempt to claim copyright over the character of Sherlock Holmes, even though everyone knows that all but 10 Holmes stories are in the public domain. Show More Summary
Edgar Allen Poe. Agatha Christie. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Dashiell Hammett. Ian Fleming. Stieg Larsson. Derrick Rose. The Chicago Bulls point guard might not be penning any legendary pieces of fiction in the next few years, but he's still the author of the NBA's biggest mystery heading into the 2014-15 campaign. Show More Summary
While it may lack the aloof, reptilian charm of Benedict Cumberbatch, this lengthy gameplay trailer for Sherlock Holmes: Crimes And Punishments seems to nail the crucial, super-sleuth aspects of Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous character, right down...
My Dad and I are fans of Sherlock Holmes. We both eagerly await Series 4 of Sherlock, and my Dad once embedded the following words from Arthur Conan Doyle in all his emails: “Whenever you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however...Show More Summary
Brian Joseph Davis has been using police composite software to create realistic images of fictional characters based on the way they're described in prose. And his latest portrait, of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, bears a faint resemblance to Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch. Read more...
Sherlock Holmes may finally be free. Thursday, United States Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan dismissed a plea from the Conan Doyle Estate to block publication of a new collection of stories based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective. For decades, the Doyle heirs have jealously guarded all “literary, merchandising, and advertising rights” for Doyle’s works. Anyone […]
Well that did not take long at all. We just wrote about the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Estate begging the Supreme Court to issue a stay on the appeals court ruling that determined (easily) that Sherlock Holmes was in the public domain. The Conan Doyle Estate wanted the Supreme Court to issue a stay on the decision while it prepared an appeal. Show More Summary
The Seventh Circuit recently heard a case involving the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, better known as the creator of our favorite British detectives Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, reports The Washington Post. The question before the court was whether copyright protection, which had already expired, can be extended......
Thomas Goetz on an 1890 announcement of a cure for tuberculosis, proclaimed by Robert Koch and covered by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Think you know your Arthur Conan Doyle from your Agatha Christie? This week, The Guardian quizzes you on the book covers of classic crime novels. In case you missed it, previous weeks featured science fiction and literary classics.