Judge Posner orders estate to pay up over Sherlock Holmes copyright “extortion”

by tech on August 5, 2014

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.

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