Publishing Industry Veterans Join iCopyright Board of Directors
Press release from the issuing company
RENTON, Wash. (July 9, 2001) - iCopyright.com is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Unterman and Dale Duncan to its Board of Directors and Board of Advisors respectively. "We look forward to benefiting from the counsel of both Tom and Dale," said Mike O'Donnell, CEO of iCopyright.com. "Both bring considerable experience to the table and their support of iCopyright.com adds to our momentum."
Unterman founded Rustic Canyon Group in September 1999. He brings a wealth of distinguished and successful corporate experience to his role as managing partner of the $550 million private equity fund. From 1992 though 1999, he was employed in several executive positions by The Times Mirror Company, most recently as its executive vice president and chief financial officer and as a director at Tribune-Times Mirror. Prior to joining Times Mirror, Tom was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Morrison & Foerster and with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, a San Francisco-based law firm.
Unterman currently serves on the boards of Agribuys, ElementK, ElementK Press, PropertyFirst, Need2Buy, and The Deal, and One Offshore. He also serves on the boards of the KCRW Foundation, The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission, The Los Angeles Library Foundation and Heal the Bay. He holds a BA from Princeton University and a JD Degree from University of Chicago.
"I am pleased to join the iCopyright Board of Directors," said Unterman. "It's an exciting time to work in the field of digital-rights management. Content creators need a way to protect their copyright in the digital realm while creating additional revenue. Readers need a quick, easy way to comply with copyright law. The iCopyright Instant Clearance Service meets both needs."
iCopyright also welcomes Dale Duncan to its Board of Advisors. Duncan most recently served as publisher for Central Newspapers Inc., the publishers of The Arizona Republic and The Indianapolis Star.
The Instant Clearance Service is the only digital rights management solution that licenses and fulfills digital content instantly. By implementing the Instant Clearance Service, publishers monetize their content, turning every article into a stand-alone product available for purchase. Every PDF, Web reprint, or e-mail fulfilled by the Instant Clearance Service carries the publisher's masthead, increasing their brand awareness. Each piece of licensed content also includes a link back to the original article, driving traffic back to the publisher's site. By making it easy to license content, publishers not only make it simple for readers to do the right thing; it also helps them tap into the power of informal business networks, open up new distribution channels and gain the maximum benefit from pass-along readership.
Earlier this month, iCopyright released iCopyright Publisher Central, a suite of Web-based tools and services that enables publishers to implement the Instant Clearance Service themselves and manage their online reprints and licensing program. At the same time, iCopyright released the Click&Copyright Registration Service, which enables writers to register for U.S. Copyright protection at www.icopyright.com and then sign up for the Instant Clearance Service to license their works online.
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