For educational podcasters, Adam's experiences serve as a reminder that we need to make sure everything that appears in any sort of edupodcast - be it from lecturers, teaching and learning developers, students, or anyone else - must conform to copyright laws and not infringe or we're inviting a whole world of hurt! That said, the Podcast Music Network is probably the quickest growing collection of cool music on the planet. There are plenty of nifty songs that make great intros and background music as well ... just remember to acknowledge them!
Also worth thinking about is the implication for podcasts of lectures, such as those rendered with the iLecture/Lectopia system. I suspect any lecture which includes commercial music or, say, a film excerpt will also have to be removed from a podcast feed (or not made into a publicly accessible one). I'm sure it'll be a lot of fun implementing that one ...
Update: Meanwhile, Wired is reporting on a power struggle between Adam Curry and the convenors of the Portable Media Expo.
[Cross posted from my eLearning Blog]
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