kdawson from the making-lawyers'-eyes-roll dept.
spagiola passes along a New York Times piece on the copyright travails of Sherlock Holmes. "At his age [123 years], Holmes would logically seem to have entered the public domain. But not only is the character still under copyright in the United States, for nearly 80 years he has also been caught in a web of ownership issues so tangled that Professor Moriarty wouldn't have wished them upon him."
The reason that every major university maintains a department of
mathematics is that it's cheaper than institutionalizing all those people.