Hmmm, seems like Apple is sending lawyers out after companies using the word “Podcast.” I wonder if PodTech is next?
Leo Laporte says it’s time for the entire industry to stop using the word “podcast.” I agree. Now that Apple is trying to be onerous about taking ownership here, it’s time to move on.
I’m not sure about Leo’s suggestion of “netcast,” though. I’d like to make a differentiation between different kinds of media. “Audiocast” and “videocast” are better ones in my view. That way I can say to my friends “hey, did you see Ze Frank’s latest videocast?”
What do you think?
UPDATE: Apple actually is going after companies who are infringing on its trademark on the word “pod.”