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Sherlock Holmes belongs to the world. Fans and writers have known this for years.
Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective has inspired countless other works in every medium.
And now a judge has said there is no reason to extend the copyright held by Doyle’s estate.

Most of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holm?) is now in the public domain

http://m.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/06/16/most-of-sherlock-holmes-sherlock-holm-is-now-in-the-public-domain/

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Are you sure you want to do this?

You know you want to write fiction. Nothing would be better than devoting yourself to it full time.
Are you sure? Consider Kameron Hurley’s perspective.

Locus Online Perspectives » Kameron Hurley:Busting Down the Romantic Myth of Writing Fiction,and Mitigating Author Burnout

http://www.locusmag.com/Perspectives/2014/06/kameron-hurley-busting-down-the-romantic-myth-of-writing-fiction-and-mitigating-author-burnout/