Copyright and Sherlock Holmes

Nancy Sims
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location yet to be determined

How long does copyright protection for fictional characters last? Why are people still suing about Sherlock Holmes whose last appearance in an Arthur Conan Doyle story was in 1927. What is in the public domain and free to all and what can land you in court? Join us for an excursion into the wonderful world of intellectual property and the laws that seek to protect and control it.

Nancy Sims is the Copyright Program Librarian at the University of Minnesota and a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.