Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Copyright

December 28, 2013 | 1 book mentioned

Sherlock Holmes has solved his greatest mystery yet. It only took 125 years, but Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective is in the public domain. A federal judge has ruled that all Sherlock Holmes stories published before January 1, 1923 are no longer under U.S. copyright law.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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