A company named Personal Audio has been suing major Tech firms and large Pod-casts claiming Copy-write infringement. This is based on their Patent #8,112,504. This patent is called a “System for disseminating media content representing episodes in a serialized sequence”
According to ABC News Blogger Ben Knight, the U.S. Governent has taken notice of this and other Patent Trolls. “A few months ago US president Barack Obama also likened patent trolling to extortion.” This is one of the statements made by the author.
Currently US Congress has five bills in an attempt to crack down on the number of patent lawsuits being brought in the US. President Obama announced his own series of executive orders on Tuesday as well.
For more details please refer to the Source: ABC News.