Posted on December 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The case of the Sherlock Holmes copyright infringement has been (re)solved, it appears.

Copyright Lately reports that the lawsuit filed by Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate against Netflix has been “dismissed with prejudice by stipulation of the parties,” meaning that “the case was probably settled.”

Doyle’s estate had sued over the Netflix movie Enola Holmes, about an imagined sister of Sherlock Holmes; the movie is based on a series of books by Nancy Springer.

At issue was the portrayal of Holmes as a warmer, more empathetic person, traits that emerged in stories that are still under copyright.

You can read more about the legal wrangling, including actual court documents, at Copyright Lately and in the Guardian.

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