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I have just published my first novel, titled 'Sherlock Holmes And The Dead Boer At Scotney Castle'.  Deliberately I wrote it in the style of the originals.  Is there a space opening up between…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by minervaK Mar 16, 2012.

 

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Tim Symonds replied to Tim Symonds's discussion Sherlock Holmes
"14 March 2012 10:43: Notes on the ownership of the Sherlock Holmes stories Copyright in the Sherlock Holmes stories expired in Canada in 1980. The last copyright on ACD's work in the United Kingdom expired at the end of the year 2000. In the…"
Mar 15, 2012
Cammy May Hunnicutt replied to Tim Symonds's discussion Sherlock Holmes
"Sounds like they should do a Downing Street Get-Down  rap video."
Mar 10, 2012
Cammy May Hunnicutt replied to Tim Symonds's discussion Sherlock Holmes
"Ah, now THAT makes sense.  So it's like I was suspecting, not about copyrights but trademarking of the characters and titles.   Registered properties.  I don't think there is any limit to how long those last: they're…"
Mar 10, 2012
Stuart Matthew Davis replied to Tim Symonds's discussion Sherlock Holmes
"I likely have a different view than most who have posted here, but I don't have a problem with the new movies.  Holmes was a boxer, a cocaine user, he used disguises and was an all around oddball.  I don't think the creative…"
Mar 10, 2012
Stuart Matthew Davis replied to Tim Symonds's discussion Sherlock Holmes
"I'm not a lawyer by any stretch of the imagination, but it is my understanding that you can reprint all of Doyle's original work, but you cannot write new stuff without permission.  I ran into the same issue when I wanted to write a…"
Mar 10, 2012
I. J. Parker replied to Tim Symonds's discussion Sherlock Holmes
"Don't know it.  Presumably the name SHERLOCK would turn me off. Does he make fun of Sherlock?"
Mar 10, 2012
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Mar 9, 2012
minervaK replied to Tim Symonds's discussion Sherlock Holmes
"I.J., even the Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock? I loved it."
Mar 9, 2012
J W Nelson replied to Tim Symonds's discussion Sherlock Holmes
"A successful crime writer I greatly admire once advised me, "Make your hero the smartest person in the room." I saw and respect his point, but did not entirely agree. I prefer my heroes to do a bit of barging about."
Mar 9, 2012
J W Nelson replied to Tim Symonds's discussion Sherlock Holmes
"Add me to the list, Charles. The steampunk gothic "Lethal Weapon" what-have-you hyper-kinetic version of Holmes left me a bit cold, despite my enjoying Downey, Jr's engaging mania. "
Mar 9, 2012
Cammy May Hunnicutt replied to Tim Symonds's discussion Sherlock Holmes
"Interesting. I seem to recall that a ghost-written sequel to "Gone With The Wind" was published just so the Mitchell heirs could continue to exercise rights over the characters and such. But I didn't know you could just sort of…"
Mar 7, 2012
Eric Christopherson replied to Tim Symonds's discussion Sherlock Holmes
"This NY Times article states that the Sherlock Holmes copyright expires in 2023 but that attempts could be made to extend it. It seems it's only still in effect due to a 1976 law that gave heirs a chance to recapture lost rights. In Great…"
Mar 7, 2012
Tim Symonds replied to Tim Symonds's discussion Sherlock Holmes
"If you look online you'll find the rights to the 'canon' and the use of the names long long since expired.  Anyone can republish the originals and anyone can write a pastiche.  The Doyle descendants still take an active…"
Mar 7, 2012
Brian Hoffman replied to Tim Symonds's discussion Sherlock Holmes
"No.  It is carefully guarded.  The estate now owns the name and other Holmes properties.  Along with the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate and the Disney properties, it is one of the most litigious organizations in the literary world."
Mar 7, 2012
Eric Christopherson replied to Tim Symonds's discussion Sherlock Holmes
"Don't know what the law is in Great Britain. Here I think public domain kicks in after 75 or 80 years. We're about there with The Maltese Falcon. I'd love to do a sequel with all new characters, maybe descendants of the originals, on…"
Mar 7, 2012
Cammy May Hunnicutt replied to Tim Symonds's discussion Sherlock Holmes
"Wouldn't that be public domain by now?   I've read several books with Holmes as a character, in addition to a lot of movies."
Mar 7, 2012

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Graduated from UCLA back in the 1960s, spent my life as a freelance political journalist, until in 2012 I published my first novel, titled 'Sherlock Holmes And The Dead Boer At Scotney Castle'.
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