Podcasting and the Commons

Dave Winer has been talking about the lock-in Apple seems to be performing with it’s new Podcasting support. One of the things he mentioned was no links in the descriptions of the Podcasts. Obviously this is a problem and really needs to be solved so that BigCo’s aren’t shitting on the little guys.

I think one of the common denominators across Podcasting is the license they are released under, CC. Why can’t the Attribution clause specify that in the context of the Internet a Hyperlink is Attribution. This is the law of the jungle out here in the Internet anyway, let’s make them play on our field.