• Posts Tagged ‘public domain’

    It’s 17% That’s Under Copyright

    by  • December 28, 2013 • copyright • 2 Comments

    I goofed, by a count of one. I previously said that there were nine (out of sixty) Sherlock Holmes works that were still under copyright. Turns out that there are ten, or 17%. And the Conan Doyle Estate’s efforts to extend the copyright life of the Sherlock Holmes character because a small number of...

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    It Should Be In the Public Domain

    by  • February 28, 2010 • copyright

    Artist Frank Gaylord created the bronze figures that are part of the Korean War Veterans Memorial.  He sued the U.S. Postal Service when a photo of the sculptures was used on a stamp. In take one, the Court of Claims split the baby, deciding that the photo was a fair use of the sculpture, but...

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    15% of Sherlock Holmes Under Copyright

    by  • January 22, 2010 • copyright

    Last Sunday’s New York Times published an article about copyright ownership of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes character. The article is largely about the dispute between different parties who lay claim to the US copyright in the Sherlock Holmes stories. The general reaction is surprise that Sherlock Holmes can still be under copyright,...

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    It All Looks So Different In the Snow

    by  • December 27, 2008 • copyright

    It’s a fairly sure bet that when the government is sued for infringement of intellectual property, the government will win. In Gaylord v. U.S., the Postal Service was accused of infringing the copyright in the statues of soldiers that are part of the Korean War Veterans Memorial, by using them on a stamp. The...

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