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Castopod supports Podcast Locking

Thanks to the “locked” tag brought to you by the podcast namespace (from, you can protect your podcast from being copied.

Benjamin Bellamy
Benjamin Bellamy

Of course, “if you can see it, you can copy it”. So this protection is not 100% efficient. But when it comes to content stealing, “not too difficult” is still better than “very easy”. Moreover we believe that it is important to be able to explicitly show your disagrement with podcast import.

Castopod implements <podcast:locked> both ways.

  1. You can say that you do not want your podcast to be imported to another platform:

  2. Castopod will refuse to import a podcast that is marked as locked with <podcast:locked>:

Podcast Locking is currently supported by:

Photo from Life Of Pix.


Benjamin Bellamy

Podcasts, e-commerce & open-source. Father of Castopod. CEO of Ad Aures.