fight for pooh

I was home for lunch a few days ago, turned on the TV and began watching Winnie the Pooh. Their antics made me laugh out loud and I was genuinely entertained even though I’m not the intended demographic. Maybe if the granddaughter watched the show more she would learn that greed and selfishness are wrong. Christopher Robin was A.A. Milne’s son (A.A. Milne is the creator of Winnie the Pooh) so Christopher was this woman’s father. I don’t think he would be pleased with this lawsuit.


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  1. Well, in this case we have the greed and selfishness of Disney versus the greed and selfishness of an individual (or two? I wasn’t clear on that). I’d probably try to negotiate to get some royalties out of the deal as well. After all, Disney is one of the main reasons that copyright has been extended for so long.

    Their rights to Mickey Mouse, which would be in the public domain now if they hadn’t lobbied to extend copyright, make them plenty of money to pay some royalties to the inheritors of the Pooh creators. They deserve a taste of their own medicine for screwing with copyright law.

    Comment by Levi on November 6, 2002 @ 5:48 pm
  2. That’s a good point that I realized while I was writing my entry but I just ignored it. It’s actually two women, the granddaughter of the creater of Pooh and the granddaughter of the illustrator of Pooh.

    I was following Lawrence Lessig’s efforts against Disney but he didn’t make much headway.

    The point I was trying to convey, albeit idealistic, was, “Can’t we all just get along and eat honey?”

    Comment by dan on November 6, 2002 @ 6:18 pm
  3. Yes, though apparently only if the honey is paid for first and all the legalities are taken care of.

    Comment by Levi on November 6, 2002 @ 10:27 pm
  4. HEY WINnie the pooh should die! He should burn in hell

    Comment by Anonymous on January 22, 2003 @ 9:11 am
  5. I rather like Winnie the Pooh. I certainly hope he doesn’t die and burn in hell. He could stand to disassociate himself with Disney, though.

    Comment by Levi on January 22, 2003 @ 9:45 am

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