I had read that Apple might be trying to trademark “podcast” which would mean that my podcast, SimplyTech, could receive a letter from Apple if they decide to go after lowly podcasters.
Leo Laporte has weighed in on this controversy and has suggested changing from podcasts to netcasts. This is something I might consider doing, since as Leo pointed out, podcast is really a terrible name for the “industry”. Many people assume you need an iPod to listen to podcasts, which couldn’t be further from the truth.
Also, I hate trademarks and trademark hungry companies.