It has just been brought to my attention that Podshow seem to still be sucking up TPN feeds and adding them to their directory. Which would be fine, I don’t mind additional exposure, except for this clause in their Terms:

By posting your Member Works on the Member Pages, you are granting PodShow a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your Member Works in connection with the operation of the PodShow Websites, including, without limitation, the license rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Blog Works, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work.

Funnily enough, I’m not pleased with that clause. Not to mention that our podcasts clearly state that they are produced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license, part of which states “Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.”. And I do believe Podshow is a commercial operation. So they are in breach of our license.

And, on top of that, their directory is broken. According to Podshow, the last episode of G’Day World, and many other of our podcasts, was back in May 2007. WTF? They have raised $24 million from VC and they can’t even get their website to work? What is that?


So anyway, I’ll be sending them an email today asking them to cease and desist. I suggest other podcasters make sure they do the same.