SOURCE: iCopyright, Inc.
October 20, 2006 08:00 ET
iCopyright Launches New Content Distribution Program for Web Publishers via Clip&Copy®
SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 20, 2006 -- iCopyright, provider of the intelligent
copyright system, has launched a new program for publishers that pushes
their web content into the e-mail boxes of savvy businesses and consumers
who track companies and keywords for breaking news and analysis with
Clip&Copy, which was launched earlier this month, is a free news alert and
press clipping service designed to extend the reach of content from
thousands of Web sites while providing simple tools for managing the rights
to copy and redistribute that content. Clip&Copy currently processes news
feeds from the Associated Press, Reuters, UPI, and hundreds of business
magazines and websites. Previously, publishers were required to enable the
iCopyright intelligent licensing system on their own Web sites to enjoy
distribution to Clip&Copy subscribers.
"The Clip&Copy service has become such a valuable tool for our users that
we decided it was in everyone's interest to open the channel to all
publishers who can deliver an xml feed of their content to us, regardless
of their status as iCopyright clients," said Andrew Elston, Director of
Publisher Relations at iCopyright. "Although Clip&Copy is free to users, we
generate revenue by associating the content with advertising. We can share
that revenue stream with publishers who are not already part of the full
iCopyright service -- and thus expose this content to even more revenue
opportunities when the content is shared further."
"The unique thing about iCopyright's Clip&Copy service is that each piece
of content is delivered with knowledge of the publisher's copyrights and
the specific rules for reuse and redistribution," remarked Randy Marcinko,
CEO of Marcinko Enterprises. "Not only that, Clip&Copy makes it easy for
the subscriber to purchase additional copies and permissions when the
content is deemed especially valuable. We are recommending this new
distribution channel to publisher clients." Marcinko Enterprises advises
major publishers on licensing strategies.
iCopyright solves 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 to
profit from their copyrights when users wish to share content with others.
iCopyright (www.iCopyright.com) is the intelligent copyright system for
digital content. 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 and press clippings
service that pushes iCopyright-tagged content to subscribers mailboxes