It appears the parties have reached a settlement in a copyright infringement case brought by the Estate of "Sherlock Holmes" author Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Ninth Circuit's fair use ruling is an early Christmas present for copyright owners and a lump of coal for creators of unauthorized mash-ups that don't ridicule the original works.
If you've been following our Copyright Myth Project, you know that historical facts are not protected by copyright. But what if those facts have been invented? That's the premise of a new opinion issued today by the Ninth Circuit.
The new Netflix film "Enola Holmes," which features the imagined younger sister of famous literary detective Sherlock Holmes, is at the center of a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle. The estate appears determined to squeeze every last drop of copyright life out of Holmes before the entire series falls into the public domain in 2023. Is the estate overstating its rights?