I went to the mailbox today wondering if I was going to get a cease and desist letter from the folks at Apple, my month has been pretty bad it would have just added a little more fuel to the fire. I have been playing through my head what the first course of action would be. Well there was nothing in my mailbox but junk mail as I fired up Techmeme to see what everyone else was saying I read Jason Calacanis post.
Jason really did not say Submit but he did say publish every piece of paper they send you, and essentially create a fire storm of media attention. With the second option go to court and battle it out.
Some will say hey whats to loose, well for some of us a great deal. Many of us have built companies that are doing very well that have Podcast in the Title, and I am not about to roll over and submit without a fight. I have a huge audience that reaches a very significant audience each week.
Just to think that Apple iTunes directory was awarded an award from the podcasting community which they are supposed to pick up at Podcast Awards ceremony this coming Friday night. We will see if they have the guts to come to Ontario and pick up there trophy (i could get really evil here) but I bet they don’t have the guts to come get it.
I Personally have a message for APPLE you DON’T OWN PODCASTING and I will support any combined community effort to thwart there strong arm tactics upon the community that has done a lot more for them then they have for us. [Jason Calacanis]
I don’t agree with Leo Laporte on his thought process on this thoughg, we are too far down the road to change horses now and his suggested new name is ridiculous. “Netcast” give me a break were not producing Netcast we are producing Podcast which stands for Portable On Demand Broadcast. [TWIT]