SOURCE: iCopyright, Inc.

October 25, 2006 08:00 ET

American Banker Online Deploys iCopyright Services to Enable Instant Licenses and Permissions for Its World Wide Web Content

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 25, 2006 -- American Banker Online, a division of SourceMedia, has joined the ranks of leading online news media that use the iCopyright® suite of web-based permissioning tools. Users of American Banker Online may obtain permissions for legal reuses of copyrighted content by clicking on iCopyright tags embedded in each article.

The iCopyright tags solve a problem that is common among online media: Allowing users to copy or redistribute desirable articles quickly and easily while protecting and tracking a publisher's proprietary content on the World Wide Web. Without erecting barriers to content, iCopyright makes it easy for consumers of content to be respectful of copyrights and publishers such as American Banker to profit from their copyrights when users wish to share content with others.

"American Banker Online is excited to offer convenient ways for our subscribers to interact with our content in a new way," said Howard Gilbert, Senior Director of e-Licensing and Reprint Services, SourceMedia. "Our readers will benefit from being able to easily save, forward, and obtain legal copies of our content without worrying about copyright compliance issues."

Mike O'Donnell, CEO, iCopyright, said, "American Banker is a premium publisher of authoritative news and analysis, and we are delighted to have them join our network of iCopyright-tagged content. We are looking forward to working with SourceMedia to provide our services to their other banking and financial titles."

The complete suite of iCopyright services includes ad-supported no-fee permissions for limited printing and e-mailing; instant permissions for e-mail distribution, photocopies, republication and excerpting; customized reprints and e-prints; and convenient reader services. Publishers who implement these services on their web content open a new level of engagement with their readers and capture a new stream of revenue. Penton, Prism Business Media, Ziff Davis, Reuters, and the Associated Press are among the leading online publishers who have deployed iCopyright services.

About American Banker

American Banker ( has provided vital information to banking and financial services professionals since 1835. This unique news franchise sets the agenda for an industry in the throes of tremendous change. American Banker navigates the waters of convergence, and consolidation, speaking directly to the interests of large and small institutions, including not just traditional commercial bankers, but investment and insurance professionals, as well as a growing group of less conventional players. American Banker is a division of SourceMedia.

About iCopyright®

iCopyright ( is the intelligent copyright licensing system for digital content world-wide. The Codie-Award winning service currently handles thousands of online permissions every day. iCopyright has generated millions of dollars in new licensing revenue for online publishers. iCopyright also markets Clip&Copy®, the news alerts, press clippings, and media monitoring service that pushes iCopyright-tagged content to subscribers daily (

Contact Information

  • Media Inquiries to iCopyright:
    Mike O'Donnell
    Email Contact

    Media Inquiries to SourceMedia:
    Anne O'Brien
    Executive Vice President, Marketing & Strategic Planning
    Email Contact