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Submission + - Company Awarded "The Patent for Podcasting" (newteevee.com) 2

Chris Albrecht writes: "VoloMedia announced today that it has been awarded what it called the "patent for podcasting." According to the press announcement, patent number 7,568,213, titled "Method for Providing Episodic Media," covers: "...the fundamental mechanisms of podcasting, including providing consumer subscription to a show, automatically downloading media to a computer, prioritizing downloads, providing users with status indication, deleting episodes, and synchronizing episodes to a portable media device.""
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Company Awarded "The Patent for Podcasting"

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  • I consider myself pretty lazy to the point where I use launchy to launch all apps in windows and don't use mouse or touchpad, instead I use the blue pressure sensing thing that doesn't move in the middle of they keyboard. But having a program do all the stuff mentioned in the summary seems overkill, oh wait a sec, maybe its not laziness, maybe its just idiots who cant figure out how to use torrents? The people who subscribe to podcasts should just go live off life-support.
  • Completely lame. Maybe somebody will patent the practice of rickrolling next?

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