Patent Troll claims ownership of podcasts

Personal Audio, an audio technology company, has claimed ownership to the patent of a podcast – who knew!?

The company has said it holds complete ownership to the podcast formula, as of a patent filed back in 2009.

“Apparatus for disseminating a series of episodes represented by media files via the Internet as said episodes become available,” is the name of Claim 31 in the 8,112,504 patent, and Personal Audio has now sent out letters to various companies, asking for payments for licensing fees and damages.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has picked on the “patent troll”, and has vowed to help podcasters find a council to fight the claims.

The EFF says that if you’re heard from Personal Audio, please send them an email at [email protected].

Source: EFF

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  • Shaun

    Can you read? Did you bother to even try to read? Did you at least try to think about the post you made? Those are questions you should be asking your ignorant-self.. go back to sleep -_-

  • Almost A Hero

    “Just as planned”

  • It’s like Youtube comments below….Sadness washes over my soul.

    Didn’t podcasts exist before 2009?

  • Greal

    Won’t even be dignifying the abusive comments here by these users with replies. I hope you guys feel proud of yourself- What a helpful community this is! Instead of correcting me, I get told how dumb I am. Well done, your mothers must be proud of what they raised

  • Dinky

    I’ve seen assholes, and then I’ve seen you. Good going guy. You must feel so tough

  • Shaun

    :O *Takes offense*


    Same questions apply to you. ^_^

    Don’t comment if you don’t know what’s going on -_-

  • Dinky

    Thats what your mom said

Patent Troll claims ownership of podcasts

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