Podcasts now netcasts?

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.

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2 Responses to Podcasts now netcasts?

  1. foolswisdom says:

    audiocast and videocast get my votes 😉

  2. Jon Homan says:

    What about audcast and vidcast? To me, audiocast and videocast have too many syllables.

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