Monday, 25 September 2006

One bad Apple

Cnet reports that Apple is cracking down on people using the term Podcast.

The term was originally conceived for downloadable audio files that were playable on iPods.

However podcasting has now gone mainstream, with podcasts available from radio stations, corporate sites, news sites and many more.

Even universities have started offering students lectures via podcast.

Apple is claiming that terms such as Podcast Ready infringe on its trademarks and has already sent out warning letters to several sites.

It'll be interesting to see how this stoush develops out there in the blogosphere, as Apple could easily find itself becoming the new Microsoft if they're not careful.