Mealey's IP/Tech - 7th Circuit Affirms: Editor Requires No License From Estate

Mealey's IP/Tech - 7th Circuit Affirms: Editor Requires No License From Estate

CHICAGO - Deeming an appeal by the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle one that "borders on the quixotic," the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 16 affirmed findings by an Illinois federal judge that the editor of an anthology of stories inspired by the Sherlock Holmes character does not need a license to publish his work (Leslie Klinger v. Conan Doyle Estate Ltd., No. 14-1128, 7th Cir.).

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