“Remember in October when Dave Gray, one of the hosts of TPN’s GlobalGeek podcast, sent a letter to Apple with a cheque for $1 for using the term ‘podcast?’ I thought he was just kidding around but apparently he did actually send the letter and the check – to Steve Jobs. Seriously,” Cameron Reilly reports for The Podcast Network. “Well… yesterday he got a reply.”
The letter from “Apple Trademark Department” reads in part:
We are returning your check for $1. Apple does not object to third-party usage of the generic term ‘podcast’ to accurately refer to podcasting services. Apple does not license the term ‘podcast’.
Full article, with a copy of Apple’s letter to Gray, here.
Apple squawks over ‘podcast’ use – September 25, 2006