Apple Slaps Podcast Ready with Cease and Desist

From Wired’s Listening Post weblog:

Apple Computer has slapped Podcast Ready with a “cease and desist” letter, claiming that the terms “Podcast Ready” and “myPodder” infringe on Apple’s trademarks, and that they cause confusion among consumers.

Ridiculous. “iPodwhatever”, sure, they own that. But not “Podwhatever” — and certainly not “podcast”, which Apple embraced a year ago as a grassroots movement and term. Apple should drop this.

Friday, 22 September 2006