Conan Doyle Estate Asks Supreme Court to Remove Sherlock Holmes from Public Domain

Memoirs_of_Sherlock_Holmes_1894_Burt_-_Illustration_2-206x300[1]In what could be the preface for the key copyright ruling of 2015, lawyers for the estate of the long deceased Arthur Conan Doyle filed an appeal before the US Supreme Court this week.

Lawyers for the Conan Doyle estate are asking the USSC to a temporary stay of the June 2014 ruling by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals while the lawyers file a formal appeal. The request comes after the 7th Circuit refused to stay its decision on 9 July.

Update: The request for the temporary stay has already been rejected. Continue reading

Readsy Adds Spritz’s Speed Reading Tech to Your Web Browser

logo[1]Want to try the speed reading tech offered by Spritz but not sure how? Then you should check out Readsy.

Readsy is a browser tool that helps to speed up your reading by taking whatever page you are looking at, filtering out the extraneous material, and presenting the body of text one word at a time in a window that looks something like this: Continue reading

Blackberry Really Wants You to Know the Amazon Appstore Will Ship in BB OS 10.3

BlackBerry_10_Amazon_Appstore[1]Amazon is expected to announce a new smartphone in about another 3 hours, and over the past few days they've been sending out press releases to build the buzz.

A couple days ago Amazon touted their appstore reaching 240,000 titles, and today Blackberry issued a press release which gushed about the next version of their OS, and how it would ship with the Amazon Appstore: Continue reading