Pay Per Podcast (Ricky Gervais)

I heard recently that Guardian Unlimited | Ricky Gervais | Ricky Gervais podcast will soon become a paid download.

Nick Mailer, web host for the Ricky Gervais podcast: “podcasts are to radio what blogs are to newspapers”.

There was a story on Sky News a week-and-a-half ago (which was shown on Five News the week before that) about the Ricky Gervais podcast becoming the most popular podcast so far, and thereby entering the Guinness book of records. On the story, the podcast show’s producer Karl Pilkington was “joking” that they should charge £1 per podcast downloaded. Seems it wasn’t a joke after all…

Many others (trackbacked) seem to disagree with this move, and won’t the paid podcasts end up on BitTorrent eventually anyway?

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