Sherlock Holmes Enters Public Domain

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Copyrights on works from 1927, including Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story collection The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, have expired, making the works open to the public to legally share, perform, reuse, repurpose, or sample without permission or cost. What do you think?

“Just a few more years until I can have him meet the Smurfs.”

Ned Chase, Systems Analyst

“Glad I can finally use deductive reasoning without getting sued.”

Herschel Pennucci, Meat Grader


“I guess Hollywood can finally start making their Sherlock movies and TV shows now.”

Yvonne Caughran, Loom Technician