All of you who’ve been in the game for a while, particularly, the EFF needs your comments. As happens with just about every kind of open access technology at one point or another, somebody is trying to grab podcasting with a patent. If the patent is granted, our community and other sectors of new media, are in for a world of pain and expense. As far as I can tell from what I know of the history, the patent is very likely bogus. The EFF has a current Request For Comments out, looking for prior art and other industry context. If you are a podcaster or podcasting fan, please take a moment to read the RFC and drop the EFF an email regarding this matter.