Wednesday, June 29, 2005

iTunes podcasting takes off

Yesterday, Apple released iTunes 4.9 and with it the ability to download podcasts from a large directory of choices. This is going to be revolutionary. All of the podcast downloads so far are free and, naturally, none contain distributed copyright material. Podcasts can be submitted to Apple for inclusion in their directory but Apple will have the right not to publish a podcast if it so chooses.

This has the BBC (of all people) up in arms. Rather than embrace what Apple is doing, the Beeb stressed the negative to a point that is ludicrous - the Beeb is also very careful not to distribute copyrighted material! Possible envy?