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Old 03-21-2013, 08:34 AM   #16031
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Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
Yes, I know the later stories are still under US copyright. What I actually meant was that Anthony Horowitz is a British author, and hence doesn't need anyone's permission to write a Sherlock Holmes story, because all the Holmes stories are in the UK public domain . Hence my question about what permission he would require.
He needs* permission if his book is going to be published in the US, which is several times the size of the UK market.


*or maybe not. We should find out in a few months/years. Hopefully before the US copyright runs out.
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