Podcasting Law

EFF Wants Your Help To Beat The Bogus Podcasting Patent

Nov 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Story, Podcasting Law

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) wants your help to beat a recently approved patent on podcasting that many feel is bogus.

“I’m certainly not a lawyer or an expert in patent law,” said podcast pioneer Dave Winer upon hearing of Volomedia’s patent announcement, “but it seems the work Adam Curry and I did in creating the format and protocol for podcasting, in 2001, may have inspired their ‘invention’. It certainly predates it.”

TweetPhoto & Their Lawyers Discover A New Way To Look Ignorant On The Internet

Nov 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Podcasting Law

We’ve seen a lot of ignorant new media moves over the last few years – but it looks like photosharing site TweetPhoto and their lawyers could be blazing a new trail. TweetPhoto, via their representatives Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, has sent a takedown letter full of legal threats to podcaster Frank Peters, because Peters […]

VoloMedia Awarded U.S. Patent On Podcasting

Jul 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Corporate Podcasts, Featured Story, General, Podcasting, Podcasting Law

VoloMedia, a provider of advertising and reporting solutions for portable media, has announced that it was awarded U.S. Patent 7,568,213, titled Method for Providing Episodic Media. VoloMedia says it expects companies creating products relating to podcasting and media synchronization to enter into partnerships with VoloMedia.

20+ comments later, readers are still talking about it.

Read what others have to say about the podcast patent – and then let us know what you think!

Colette Vogele Interview: Legal Info For Podcasters and New Media Creators

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: New Media Organizations, Podcasting, Podcasting Law

The latest episode of the “Get the Download” podcast features a discussion with attorney Colette Vogele, one of the authors of the Creative Commons Podcasting Legal Guide. Interviewed by Volo Media‘s Jeff Karnes, Vogele discusses intellectual property law, including copyright, trademark, and privacy, and how it relates to new media and podcasting. Colette also addresses […]

Apple Says iPhone Jailbreaking is Illegal

Feb 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, iPhone, Podcasting Law

Digital civil liberties organization the Electronic Frontier Foundation is reporting that Apple is arguing that “jailbreaking an iPhone constitutes copyright infringement and a DMCA [digital millenium copyright act] violation.” These comments from Apple were filed with the U.S. Copyright Office in conjunction with the 2009 DMCA review, which happens every three years. EFF says that […]

YouTube Brings Back Silent Movies

Jan 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Podcasting Law

YouTube is bringing back silent movies – by censoring at least some videos that make use of unauthorized copyrighted music. Here’s an example: More examples here and here.  YouTube displays this message under the videos: These videos cry out for remixing with some alternate music, don’t they? via Mashable

Free Beatles Podcast Says Hello, Goodbye; The Suits Say “You Can’t Do That!”

Jan 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Corporate Podcasts, Featured Story, Podcast Distribution, Podcasting Law

Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s free podcast of all of the Beatles’ music played Hello, Goodbye as it was introduced and then quickly yanked because of licensing agreements.

UKPA Chair Concludes Term, Looks Back

Dec 1st, 2008 | By | Category: General, New Media Organizations, Podcasting, Podcasting Law

Last week, the UK Podcasters Association appointed Neil Fairbrother (of Pod3.tv) their new chairman. Previously the position was held by Dean Whitbread, one of the founders of the organization. I caught up with Dean recently, and asked him to give me a rundown of the things he and the UKPA worked on, fought against, and/or […]

Creative Commons On Twitter

Nov 18th, 2008 | By | Category: Podcasting Law

Creative Commons – the non-profit that promotes legal sharing on the Internet – is on Twitter, as of about 2 hours ago.  Music that is licensed using Creative Commons licenses has been hugely important to podcasting and new media – so you may want to consider subscribing to the “official Creative Commons microblog.”

Wedding Podcasts In Battle To The Death

Oct 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: Podcasting Law

Weddings aren’t all faith, love and happiness. There’s usually a bit of abject terror mixed in and something – be it the bridesmaid’s dresses, the flowers or the dj – from hell itself.  Case in point: A rivalry between two wedding podcasters has devolved into a battle to the death – at least for one […]