A Moron In A Hurry

October 15, 2006

Wikipod: Neat Idea Inviting Trouble

Filed under: Uncategorized — nick @ 4:36 pm

BoingBoing links to a new program called Wikipod that allows a user to download Wikipedia onto their iPod.  It’s a great idea and many will find it valuable, but there’s a problem in the name.  Profit Pod, Tight Pod, Podcast Ready (maker of myPodder software), and Spodradio, among others, have been sent cease and desist letters for their use of “pod” in their names, possibly in an effort by Apple to strengthen its tradmark claim to the term “podcast” itself.  Whatever the merits of these trademark claims or Apple’s motivation, it should only be a matter of time before Wikipod finds itself the recipient of a C-n-D from the Apple legal department.

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