"Don’t imagine that you can bully me." - Charles Augustus Milverton
There is a legal battle afoot to allow the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to be recognized as part of the public domain, free from the constraint of the punitive Conan Doyle Estate, which has spent its time bullying authors into forking over royalties - royalties not based on the 10 stories still in copyright, but on the specious claim that the characters themselves are copyrighted.
We say it’s high time to #FreeSherlock and we hope that you’ll join us by liking, reblogging or otherwise sharing this article. Click through for the full story, complete with the press release from Leslie Klinger, who is leading the civil action.