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Rightsline and WAM!NET Partner to Jointly Resell Complementary Services

Press release from the issuing company

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. and EAGAN, Minn. - September 26, 2001 - RightsLine, Inc., the leading provider of solutions for automated administration, licensing and processing of media contracts, rights and transactions, and WAM!NET, a global provider of content hosting and distribution services, today announced that the companies will jointly deliver a comprehensive content storage and delivery solution with integrated contract rights management and licensing functionality to help corporations protect and manage their valuable digital content and brand assets. Under the partnership, the companies will jointly resell RightsLine's complete family of Rights-on-Demand contract rights management and licensing solutions, and WAM!NET's global managed network, data storage and hosting services. Company officials expect the combined hosting, distribution and rights management solution to be commercially available in Fourth Quarter 2001. "WAM!NET's partnership with RightsLine supports our goal of collaborating with industry leaders to deliver increased business value to our customers," said Murad Velani, executive vice president, WAM!NET Sales and Marketing. "Customers select our services to revolutionize the way they produce, share, store and manage their digital assets and content, while at the same time, save considerable time and money. They also want access to applications that drive productivity and streamline their workflows. By providing RightsLine's portfolio of rights management solutions via our global network platform, we accelerate and enable this important customer objective." "We are excited to partner with WAM!NET as RightsLine looks to expand its customer base into new industries," said Russell P. Reeder, President and CEO of RightsLine. "Our combined offering is all about adding more value for content owners." RightsLine partners with leading third parties that offer complementary products and services, as well as synergies in terms of global marketing and sales. Similarly, WAM!NET partners with third party application providers to host and, through its network and data storage services, and industry standard APIs, provide access to workflow applications that enhance customers' workflows and support their business objectives.