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Conan Doyle estate sues Netflix over 'emotional' Sherlock Holmes

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By BEN STANSALL

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Sherlock's alexithymia is "elementary", after all!

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Should be happy the character is still white and straight and male. Even that isn’t guaranteed anymore.

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Lucy Liu played a good Dr. Watson.

I don’t see any reason why a black lesbian couldn’t do an equally good job.

Good actors act well.

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Are they suing for the defamation of a fictional character?

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Should be happy the character is still white and straight and male. Even that isn’t guaranteed anymore.

Too late. Holmes has already been female, Asian, black and implied to be gay. The word didn't end, and entirely faithful adaptations of Doyle's works are freely available (as well as the original stories), if you need reassurance.

Having said that, this seems like a frivolous lawsuit. I'm not sure why the Doyle estate (for information purposes, the author's surname was NOT 'Conan Doyle') is claiming copyright over a character transition, and moreover one that's pretty vague in the original tales. Especially when they haven't done the same over the substantial changes featured in other adaptations.

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Doyle died in 1930. I think it is nonsensical for his descendants to be making money off his works 90 years later. Copyrights have only been extended this far to suit corporate interests, most famously Disney's.

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