> The Things You Can Read: Sherlock Holmes in the Public Domain

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sherlock Holmes in the Public Domain

According to several news reports, Sherlock Holmes stories written before January 1, 1923 are now considered works in the Public Domain.  Here is what The Millions had to say on the subject:

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.

Want more on this book worthy story check out The New York Times article for the full details. If you'd like to download a free version of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and/or other related stories then check out the  Free eBooks and Free Audio Books collections at Open Culture.

Laurie R. King, author of the Mary Russell series, shared her thoughts on this developing story.  Check out her post on Goodreads.
What's your take on this recent development?  Better yet, what other works would you like to see hit the public domain list?  Let us know here at The Things You Can Read!

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