Friday, January 06, 2006

Creative Zen Highjacking Podcasts?

This story from Podcasting News. Apparently the new Creative Zen podcasting site Zencast changes the URL on any feed it serves up. Rob's normal feed for Webtalkradio is http://www.webtalkradio.com/rss2gen.xml. Zencast modifies it to be http://zencast.com/channels/showchannel.asp?cid=2667.

Now, is this podcast highjacking? I don't know because I think about highjacking as changing the feed, claiming it as your own, and extorting money or something. Zencast doesn't appear to be doing that. Looks like sloppy implementation to me.

UPDATE:

Rob just called me from CES to say that apparently Zencast has already addressed the issue. Hats off to them for jumping on this so quickly.

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