Podcasting has generated a lot of buzz lately (e.g., Robert J. Ambrogi's article today)--enough buzz, apparently, to cause the Internet poachers to find a new way to make a buck off of RSS-distributed content.
More specifically, I received an e-mail from a kind weblogger who sent me this link to a PodRazor page in which my podcasts (and those of others like Denise Howell) are republished as streams, with an advertisement injected into the stream.
Try one out yourself. The ad shows up in a Windows Media Player display and can be changed to a visualization by right-clicking on the screen.
In the spirit of Marty Schwimmer to Bloglines, I say to Podrazor: take my podcasts off your site! On the other hand, I'm no intellectual-property lawyer like Marty, so I'd appreciate your thoughts and comments about Podrazor and what it's doing.
And thanks to Kevin Heller, who corresponded with me by e-mail about this post. (And finally, to Robert J. Ambrogi: How could you write an article cataloguing the "universe of lawyers who podcast" and fail to mention me? I'm so hurt!)