Spotify is buying up all the popular podcasts and removing them from the commons in order to drive you to their platform.

Podcasts have somehow stayed open access, built on standards, and just (mostly) work. Moving them to a proprietary platform just so a few people (ie: not you) can make money is bad for everyone who isn't making money. (ie: you.)


@readsteven Is there a way to keep them from snapping up podcasts? A license change? Something that salts the well?

@drwho I'm the wrong person to ask, but I'm skeptical. Ultimately, a creator's content is their own. If they want to sell it to someone, they can.

@drwho @readsteven
-Ask your fav podcaster directly to not sign exclusively deals.
-Poke the fcc and/or consumer protection agency advocate for platforms to not have exclusively deals.
-Could start a public campaign aginst exclusively deails like the #fsf for softwere.
-Support platforms that support content creation fairly #lbry
-Post displesure with spotify in public comments for there app and such.
-Shop around vocally support alternative services.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.