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September 24, 2013 7:06 pm  #21


Re: Andrea Plunket: The woman threatening to take BBC Sherlock off the air

From the NYT:

"As Holmes has endured, so have challenges over his ownership. In court cases that started in the late 1990s, Andrea Plunket, the ex-wife of Mr. Reynolds, the producer, filed suits against the Conan Doyle estate and other companies, saying they violated her rights to the characters. Her family had financed the purchase of the Conan Doyle properties from the Royal Bank of Scotland, and after she divorced her husband (and became the companion of the socialite Claus von Bülow), she said those rights were hers.

Federal courts have repeatedly ruled against Ms. Plunket, and her attempt to trademark the Sherlock Holmes name was denied. But in a telephone interview, she said she was the administrator of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate, and that when Jean Conan Doyle’s advisers served Ms. Plunket’s family with a notice of copyright termination, they sent it to a non-existent address.

Ms. Plunket, who now operates a bed-and-breakfast in Livingston Manor, N.Y., said that Mr. Lellenberg and his colleagues were the aggressors. “He has one huge advantage,” she said, “which is the name Conan Doyle, which he brandishes, of course.”

Ms. Plunket said that she had a limited involvement in the making of Mr. Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes” film, and that she spoke frequently with its producers and visited its set. “Nobody asked me for my advice,” she said “They didn’t say, ‘Oh, well, Mrs. Plunket, tell us who you want to play Sherlock Holmes.’ I had no legal right.”

Pointing to the legal judgments against Ms. Plunket, Mr. Lellenberg vigorously disputed her arguments. “We’re really tired of her,” he said.

Mr. Lellenberg said Ms. Plunket may still own derivative properties created by Mr. Reynolds, like a Sherlock Holmes series for Polish television. Also, he said, “The studios are vulnerable to harassment, to nuisances, and some people they pay off just to get them out of their way. I don’t know if they did that in this case.”

(A spokeswoman for Warner Brothers, which released Mr. Ritchie’s film, said it had entered into agreements with Mr. Lellenberg’s clients and Ms. Plunket for the movie, but declined to specify the details.)"


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February 2, 2014 9:36 pm  #22


Re: Andrea Plunket: The woman threatening to take BBC Sherlock off the air

I believe Plunkett went after the Guy Richie movies too...because the homoerotic subtext "went against the spirit of the books!?"

Ironically, she would make a great Sherlock villain.

 

February 2, 2014 11:57 pm  #23


Re: Andrea Plunket: The woman threatening to take BBC Sherlock off the air

SherlocklivesinOH wrote:

I believe Plunkett went after the Guy Richie movies too...because the homoerotic subtext "went against the spirit of the books!?"

Ironically, she would make a great Sherlock villain.

Because there's certainly no subtext in the BBC series.   *whistles*
 


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February 3, 2014 8:21 am  #24


Re: Andrea Plunket: The woman threatening to take BBC Sherlock off the air

And, to be fair, she would probably manage to see homo-erotic subtext in Poirot and Miss Marple as well! 


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February 4, 2014 11:07 am  #25


Re: Andrea Plunket: The woman threatening to take BBC Sherlock off the air

Davina wrote:

And, to be fair, she would probably manage to see homo-erotic subtext in Poirot and Miss Marple as well!

 
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