Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Grokster May Haunt Podcasting (Wired News)

By Katie Dean 02:00 AM Jun. 29, 2005 PT

Apple's new podcasting service could be in a sticky situation if podcasters post copyrighted material, thanks to Monday's Grokster decision by the Supreme Court, some experts say.

But others suggested Apple's new podcast hub could prove to be an ideal one-stop-shop for securing music licenses for homebrew radio shows.

Launched on Tuesday, Apple's podcasting service is built into its online iTunes Music Store. The new service encourages iTunes users to subscribe to podcasts -- self-published radio programming -- for free, and allows them to publish their own.

Like the iTMS, the podcast service features a list of the top 100 podcasts and highlights programs in different categories, such as public radio, morning shows and talk radio.
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