August 30, 2005

Podsafe Music Network: Yea or Nay

I joined the Podsafe Music Network a couple days ago. I figured it would give me a few more bands to feature on my podcast. And I admit, I merely glanced over the terms.

Reading them closely now, I see this:

8. You agree that a Broadcast or Music Podcast will not:

a. contain hate material, promote violence, discriminate based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age, or family status, or contain any other materials deemed unsuitable or harmful to the reputation of PodShow or the Licensor;

b. promote or reference software piracy (warez, cracking, etc.), hacking, phreaking, emulators, ROM's, or illegal MP3 activity;

c. promote illegal activities, deceptive practices or violations of the intellectual property rights of others; or

d. be advertised or promoted through the use of unsolicited bulk email.

Interestingly, PsMN has a category for Christian music. Wouldn't you think that any Christian programming that takes the claims of Christ seriously would potentially be in violation of the discriminating based on religion clause? As Christians, don't we discriminate? Don't we say that Christ is THE way?

The exclusivity of the Gospel is a non-negotiable. Podsafe or not, I won't be using Podsafe Music Network music on the Pewcast, and what I have downloaded is being deleted.

Posted by: Warren Kelly at 10:27 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 A) Not sure that Podshow will inforce this anyway (See my post Podsafe Music Network Bans Adam Curry?) B) Not sure your Logic is right. It only be if you went out to deliberatley discriminate or forcibly stop someone particising their beliefs that you would be violating this. I don't think having different beliefs would be enough. JMTC Molly

Posted by: Phillip Molly Malone at August 31, 2005 12:47 AM (HeZ9p)

2 You're probably right about them enforcing it -- it will leave a LOT of the "geek" podcasts out in the cold right away. As far as the discrimination clause goes -- I agree with you in the way it's worded. The problem comes in when anyone starts talking about an exclusive religion, or mentions other people not getting into Heaven/Valhalla/wherever. Someone will get their feelings hurt, and complain. Exclusivity is the problem -- exclusivity implies some form of discrimination, even if I'm not preventing people from practicing their own beliefs -- I don't have the power to do that anyway.

Posted by: Warren at August 31, 2005 10:20 AM (DPRNU)

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