Although, didn't Leo Laporte say you would have to upload a copy of your files to their servers? (correct me if I am wrong) Uploading the file to another server is fine, but it sounds like it will turn into Archive.org which has became REALLY slow, unless of course they charge and get more equipment as they grow.
I introduced the ESBN (Electronic Standard Book Numbers) idea on CNET's Buzz Outloud Forum just a couple of months ago as a concept site and now they are being covered in the latest TWIT and ITToolBox podcasts!
Leo Laporte recognizes the value of ESBNs as a global media identifier and will begin tagging all of his podcasts with ESBN IDs.
The Chief Security Monkey from ITToolBox discusses the importance of ESBNs in the fight against plagiarism and points out that the Verify ESBN link can be used to check the authenticity of someone?s blog. It?s similar to the SSL certificate verification window that anyone with a web browser to view to verify a security certificate.
To refresh your memories, an ESBN is a unique identifier of electronic content and media. ESBNs are simple and quick to generate and serve as branded identifier or copyright for individuals or companies developing electronic content and media. I have created a Firefox extension and a Mac OSX widget to allow for quick and simple free ESBN ID generation plus there is a web portal that allows you to manage your ESBNs and assign licensee rights to each digital asset. I guess you can look at it as a virtual ISBN number for bloggers, podcasters, and authors in general.
More information on ESBNs can be found at http://www.esbn.org. Please let me know your thoughts!
Chris Matthieu, founder
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