Can you just imagine Sherlock looking for a place to go to his mind palace and He spots the top rail and john just knows what hes thinking and tries to stop him from climbing up there but gives in when he pulls out the puppy dog eyes.
We cannot find any basis in statute or case law for extending a copyright beyond its expiration. When a story falls into the public domain, story elements—including characters covered by the expired copyright—become fair game for follow-on authors.
More important, extending copyright protection is a two- edged sword from the standpoint of inducing creativity, as it would reduce the incentive of subsequent authors to create derivative works (such as new versions of popular fictional characters like Holmes and Watson) by shrinking the public domain.
[If a work enters the public domain on a date stemming from first creation not final improvement the original creator may not be inclined to “improve” the work but later] other artists will have a greater incentive to improve it, or to create other works inspired by it, because they won’t have to pay a license fee to do so provided that the copyright on the original work has expired.
In other words, the 7th circuit affirmed last December’s ruling that all but the last 10 Holmes stories are now in the public domain, in a ruling that criticizes long copyright terms and praises transformative works. The dicta would be beneficial to inspired secondary creators in cases involving transformative works.
Dear Miss Adler, thank you for making me a copy of the sex tapes you acquired from Sherlock, they were hilarious. For as good as I've heard John is in bed he seems to be very bored when Sherlock is on top. I'm looking forward to seeing how your tutelage improves dear Sherlock's performance. I suggest emphasizing the fact that John's pleasure should be just as important as his own. On the plus side he has plenty of room to improve. Good luck, Jim Moriarty
John :We don’t know a thing about each other. I don’t know where we’re meeting, I don’t even know your name.
Sherlock :I know you’re an Army doctor, and you've been invalided home from Afghanistan. You've got a brother worried about you, but you won’t go to him for help, because you don’t approve of him, possibly because he’s an alcoholic, more likely because he recently walked out on his wife, and I know your therapist thinks your limp's psychosomatic, quite correctly, I’m afraid. That’s enough to be going on with, don’t you think ? The name is Sherlock Holmes, and the address is 221B baker street. Afternoon.
DID YOU GUYS SEE IT???? DID YOU GUYS SEE THE PREVIEW OMG JOHN AND MUSTACHE AND LESTRADE AND OMG I AM SO EXCITED AND SHERLOCK LOOK LIKE HE WAS CRYING AND SO NERVOUS AND I AM DYING. HOLY FUCK IM GOING TO HYPERVENTILATEEEE.