"I am glad this matter has been resolved, I am working on a story in which both Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson play a part in. And although I am a novice when it comes to the market and laws of writing and had no idea this was an issue. I would have…"
"Having published a Sherlock Holmes novel myself I have done a lot of research on this. Holmes and Watson are clearly in the public domain. The only work still in copyright is The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (from 1928), and that only in America.…"
"Nope, steampunk does not require steam (or punk for that matter but that's another discussion). Steampunk is "Gonzo-historical" Victorian Fantasy. Interpret as you will.
Not that Bicentennial Man is anything but science fiction.
"I've read both Montague Summers book (which I own) and Varney (which I don't). I forced myself through Varney after getting a library copy some time back in the late 80s. It's not something I'd reread but it was an interesting…"
"Finished reading two off the steampunk lists recently.
The first was Space Captain Smith by Toby Frost. Very much the Space Opera feel with a steampunk makeover with lots of off the cuff pop-culture references. There's also a nod to the…"
"Worldshaker, and the sequel Liberator, are both written by Australian author Richard Harland. Young Adult steampunk fiction and I would recommend both.
Fair disclaimer, Richard is also a friend of mine but you should still read his books :-) "
"The Conan Doyle Estate has commissioned a pastiche . Anthony Horowitz wrote the Estate authorized ' House of Silk ' . It was assumed to be a shot across the bows of those who were attempting to copyright the characters . In my view the…"
"I'll freely admit that not only am I not an attorney, I never played one on TV either. For that matter, UK copyright law is not my forte. However the courts have set up guidelines and cutoff dates for establishing public domain and…"
"As Klinger mentioned, there are still 10 stories under copyright, which he's not disputing. What he's clarifying is the Public Domain of the characters themselves. That would mean if I write a new story with Holmes and Watson, I…"
"It seems that I have mixed up the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate with the group struggling to save ' Undershaw ' . They are the Undershaw Preservation Trust ( www.saveundershaw.com/ ) and would appreciate your support . I still think there is…"
Hi! The first Antique & Art Dealers Association of Australia Antique Show in Melbourne for years and years is on May 5 to 8 at the Royal Exhibition Building. I have some free double tickets for the opening gala night 6.p.m. to 9. May 5th for anyone who might come dressed up, in any era, and swan about with a glass of champagne. I am exhibiting. You can collect tickets at my shop in Clifton Hill or I can post them. (Google Roy’s Antiques)
Regards, Roy: a really, truly antiquaire, as you can see.