Copyright Concerns Silence Major Podcasting
The first podcasting by a major US radio station has been halted over copyright concerns. Steve Dahl, broadcaster of Infinity radio, notes on his site:
Although it seems like it would be simply time-shifted streaming, podcasting is not currently considered "streaming" and is not covered under Infinity ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC licenses or under the statutory streaming license. So for now, I am suspending the daily podcasts and also the downloads of the show, since they seem to fall under the same heading as the podcasts...I never got my podcasting software up and running. Guess I still have a lack of interest there, even though I find it somewhat intriguing that it's a brain child of Dutch glamourman Adam Curry, mostly known here for his VJ-ing, helicopter rides and soap opera marriage turned into a reality show.