“Apple Computer is apparently cracking down on the use of the term ‘podcast,’ which refers to audio or video files distributed online, and plays off of the company’s popular iPod player. According to Wired’s Listening Post blog, the company has fired off a letter to start-up Podcast Ready, stating that the terms ‘Podcast Ready’ and ‘myPodder’ infringe on its trademarks,” Margaret Kane blogs for CNET.
Kane writes, “Apple’s legal team is no slouch when it comes to defending trademarks; the company has gone after firms using the ‘pod’ term before. In a stunning turn of events, bloggers did not leap to defend Apple. Some even went so far as to fault the company for its heavy-handed legal tactics.”
Full article here.
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