Of WayBack machines, and Winnie the Pooh

I installed a “WayBack Machine” plugin to the left. (No trademark infringement intended.) It should link to posts “on this date” in previous years. On February 4th, we’ll see if it links to both 2003 and 2004.

Browsing around January 2004 posts, I noticed this comment on a legal row between Disney and the owners of the character, Winnie the Pooh. Apparently, a trial was set for January of 2005. I thought to myself…”Wait, that’s now!”

So I did a news search and discovered, Disney has won the latest round (crap), but the battle continues.

(My loyalties are somewhat torn. AA Milne’s Granddaughter is trying to get back the rights from the Slesingers, the family her grandfather sold the rights to in the 1930s. Disney sides with her, but only because the Slesingers have sued Disney over lost royalties.)

You’ll notice even though I serendipitously noticed my year-old entry tonight, the current news article is dated today.

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