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iCopyright Wins Top Industry Award, Best Digital Rights Management Solution

Press release from the issuing company

SEATTLE (Mar. 13, 2001) - iCopyright.com, the global Internet marketplace for content services, was awarded the industry's most prestigious honor last night at a gala ceremony in San Diego, California. The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Codie awards recognize the best products and services in a given category. The "Codies" are equivalent to the Oscars in the high tech and Internet arena. "There is no higher honor," said Ken Wasch, President of SIIA (http://www.siia.net), during the awards banquet held at the Del Coronado Hotel. "This award recognizes excellence by one's peers and the industry as a whole." Over 700 hundred products and services were nominated this year. The winners were selected by 70 industry journalists and SIIA member company executives via secret ballot. The results were tabulated by KMPG. Mike O'Donnell, iCopyright's Founder & CEO, accepted the award on behalf of the company's employees and shareholders, giving special recognition to the product development team. "This award represents three years of hard work, 44,000 man hours of programming, and $15 million of investment capital," O'Donnell said in his acceptance speech. "We are thrilled to have pioneered the infrastructure that makes copyright and content licensing on the Internet easy and efficient. iCopyright is our contribution to this vibrant industry."