Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Podcast - 204,000,000 & counting


In a somewhat surprising move, it was announced this week that Apple wants to claim rights to the word podcast. A cease & desist letter has already been sent to Texas based Podcast Ready.

Those digits in my headline are how many hits I got for the word podcast when I did a search on Google this morning. It seems to me that trying to prove a point of origin and/or a right of ownership is going to be as close to impossible as impossible can get.

So what do we think? Is this a case of a behemoth company run amok? Or is this simply what Apple has to do - police & protect their trademark?

The online community definitely has an opinion.

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