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    [from Extreme Tech] In an assault reminiscent of the early days of the Internet, Podcaster Erik Marcus recently found that his RSS feed had been inexplicably
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 1, 2005
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      [from Extreme Tech]

      In an assault reminiscent of the early days of the Internet, Podcaster
      Erik Marcus recently found that his RSS feed had been inexplicably
      redirected.

      According to Marcus, rather than fully cooperate to address the
      situation, the cyber-squatter is demanding payment or permanent
      agreement to terms, and Marcus is seeking legal redress for this new
      form of Internet extortion.

      Marcus publishes Vegan.com and the "Erik's Diner" Podcasts.

      Over the course of the past year, Marcus has built his listenership
      from 100 people per show up to some 1,500. Over the past few weeks, he
      noticed that Yahoo Inc. had created an entry for his show on its beta
      site, Podcasts.yahoo.com.
      ...
      In the letter, Marcus said he contacted Yahoo repeatedly for about a
      month. The company never responded. Yahoo had failed to correct the
      RSS listing and had also failed to return phone calls seeking comment
      for this story by the time it was posted.

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      http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,1894992,00.asp

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