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Man claims he invented podcasting, accuses broadcasters and comedians of infringement

Jim Logan has a family of audio patents, one of which he believes covers podcasts

Jim Logan believes that every podcast ever made infringes on his patent. He claims that he invented podcasting with his company, Personal Audio, and that one of the audio patents he owns covers podcasting.

Logan describes his vision, which he came up with in the ‘90s, as an audio device that could "interact with the Internet and your preferences to pull down, to your personal player, all the personal stuff you wanted to listen to,” he told NPR. “Podcasts are how the world has gotten around to implementing those ideas." The way Logan implemented them, for the record, was with cassette tapes of people reading magazine and newspaper articles out loud.

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