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The Sherlock Infringement Mystery has been Solved

Netflix, Springer and the Doyle Estate have agreed to dismiss case

We previously reported on a well-known copyright lawsuit between the Doyle Estate and defendants Nancy Springer, Legendary Pictures and Netflix. The Doyle Estate alleged infringement against the defendants in the Enola Holmes book series and in its Netflix adaptation. Details on the allegations, and responses to them can be found in our June 29, 2020, and December 16, 2020, posts.

As a concluding update on this case, on December 18, 2020, the parties filed a Stipulation to Dismiss where they agreed to settle the lawsuit. The details of the agreement have not been made public.