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Reprint Management Services and iCopyright Announce Partnership

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

LANCASTER, Penn. and RENTON, Wash. - (July 9, 2001) - Reprint Management Services has announced its exclusive partnership with Renton, WA-based iCopyright.com. The newly formed alliance between the leading article reprint management provider and the leader in copyright compliance and licensing of digital content provides a seamless solution for online and off-line publishers. iCopyright invented the Instant Clearance Service, the only digital rights management solution that licenses and fulfills digital content instantly. It includes iCopyright Publisher Central, a suite of Web-based tools and services that enables publishers to implement the Instant Clearance Service themselves, as well as manage their online licensing and reprints business. By partnering with Reprint Management Services, iCopyright.com will strengthen its position in the magazine publishing mainstream. iCopyright will provide a digital licensing solution for online publications. Reprint Management Services will provide marketing and program management for all custom reprints and e-prints, their electronic counterpart. The partnership promises a complete and straightforward solution to rights and permissions as well as copyright clearance and licensing from an integrated Web-based service. Through the Instant Clearance Service, readers will now have a menu of licensing options at their fingertips, including e-mail, formatted Web reprints, PDFs, custom e-prints and custom high- quality reprints. "We are really excited about our partnership with iCopyright. The fit of our two organizations into a solid unit benefits both our publishing clients and reprint buyers," said Michael Biggerstaff, President, Reprint Management Services. "We believe we have the ultimate solution for both reprint buyers and those in need of online licensing. We're providing the ability to obtain customized reprints and e-prints in addition to copyright clearance from one convenient location." "The combined services of RMS and iCopyright.com provide online publishers with an unparalleled solution for licensing and fulfillment of their content in all forms," said Mike O'Donnell, President & CEO of iCopyright. "Publishers can focus on creating great content. RMS and iCopyright will help them sell it and attract new readers in the process." Complementary technology and services drive the strength of this new partnership. With iCopyright.com providing cutting edge technology for online licensing and Reprint Management Services bringing marketing, sales and customer support for custom reprints, the union will significantly advance the way content is licensed and distributed. About Reprint Management Services Reprint Management Services (RMS) is a full-service reprint marketing and production firm located in Lancaster, PA. RMS is the exclusive provider of reprints for more than 250 publishers and over 600 publications and prides itself on its extremely high level of customer service to both publishers and reprint buyers. For more information, visit the RMS Web site at http://www.reprintbuyer.com.




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