SOURCE: Globalpex

February 27, 2008 08:00 ET

Globalpex Announces Certified File Upload and File Management Service to Protect Users' Original Content

New Digital Timestamp Gives Third-Party Proof of Content's Creation Date via an Easy File Upload

WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - February 27, 2008) - Budding inventors, writers and artists could previously attempt to prove their creations or ideas were original by sending themselves a date-stamped certified envelope; but this method is inherently flawed and rarely stands up in court. Globalpex, the content certification company that helps businesses and entrepreneurs more effectively manage key communications, has created a new alternative that is more legally sound and protective of intellectual property: the Certified File Upload and File Management Service.

The Globalpex service provides third-party proof of the creation date using a digital timestamp, a key to securing legal protection for an idea or concept. The timestamp references the account holder's information, content and date of upload. Original content is saved and retained via an easy and inexpensive file upload. This helps protect users' original content, including software code, manuscripts, poems, songs, screenplays and videos.

Max Moskowitz, managing partner of intellectual property law firm Ostrolenk, Faber, Gerb & Soffen, LLP, agrees that there is a growing need for Globalpex's new service. "In the past, individuals creating content might send themselves a copy of their work in a certified envelope in an attempt to protect their original ideas. This method is not sufficient in court though, because individuals could easily mail themselves unsealed, empty envelopes and insert any content at a later date," said Moskowitz. "Having a digital timestamp that is validated by an independent third party adds legitimacy to the proof of ownership and increases the protection of intellectual property."

Essentially anyone creating content in the digital age can benefit from Globalpex's Certified File Upload and File Management Service. The user simply logs on to Globalpex's secure server, uploads the file containing their original creation, and selects a retention period. The retention period can be extended at any time before it expires. Globalpex maintains the unalterable file on its secure server for the time period specified.

If needed, the user can access the uploaded file from any computer with Internet access by logging on through an encrypted line. Upload receipts containing the IP address and timestamp data provide irrefutable third-party proof of when the user uploaded the file and what the file contained.

"This proof of content creation date aligns with the United States Copyright Office requirement that copyrights are secured on the date an idea originated," said Serge Hairanian, Globalpex chief technology officer. "Our File Upload and File Management Service proves the date of creation and establishes a legally recognized date of possession."

Ideal for enterprises and organizations that regularly transfer large files, the Certified File Upload and File Management Service also allows users to share their uploaded work without the normal file size restrictions that apply to e-mailed data. Users select the file they want to share and enter the e-mail address of the recipient. They can send the link to the recipient, who can then download the file. Any time a file is shared, Globalpex records who has accessed the file, how many times, from where, and when.

Corporate users and other individuals can also e-mail files into their Globalpex account for later retention and sharing. The service is useful for companies wishing to archive important content in an unalterable form, securely stored offsite for disaster recovery planning purposes.

The service only requires users to pay for retention. For more information about the Globalpex Certified File Upload and File Management Service, please e-mail info@globalpex.com.

About Globalpex

Globalpex, a privately held company headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL, is committed to the delivery and online retention of content certified communications. Its offerings include Content Certified Physical Mail, Certified E-Mail, Certified Instant Messenger and Certified File Upload and File Management. Globalpex supports organizations of all sizes and types in their efforts to more effectively manage critical business communications content. It also offers competitive document shipping rates, both for domestic and international destinations. For more information, visit: www.globalpex.com.

Contact Information

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    Julia Sinykin
    The Hoffman Agency for Globalpex
    (303) 327-5491
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    Marc Miller
    VP, Sales and Marketing
    Globalpex
    (561) 202-2990, ext. 2114
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