New site approves copyrights online

RENTON, WA: iCopyright.com, which bills itself as the first automated copyright permission and reprint clearinghouse, has begun its trial phase.

RENTON, WA: iCopyright.com, which bills itself as the first automated copyright permission and reprint clearinghouse, has begun its trial phase.

RENTON, WA: iCopyright.com, which bills itself as the first

automated copyright permission and reprint clearinghouse, has begun its

trial phase.



The new Web service, which allows instant reuse or reprint of content

from any registered publisher, is designed to streamline the

reproduction process for PR firms and companies.



’Getting copyright permissions can take up to eight weeks,’ said

iCopyright.com VP of marketing Frank Catalano. ’Our service automates

the process and takes three minutes to complete.’



Here’s how it works: publishers register their content with the company

and assign rules for reprint or reuse. Their printed content - an

article posted on BusinessWeek Online, for example - is then imprinted

with the iCopyright.com icon. Site users who want to reproduce the

article then click the icon and are promptly directed to the

clearinghouse. Users can also search for articles in the iCopyright.com

database.



Publishers currently registered with the company are primarily from the

hi-tech sector, but include big names like Dow Jones & Company and

Ziff-Davis. ’We’ve focused on hi-tech because 80% of our reuse requests

are for these areas,’ Catalano said. Business, architecture and

healthcare are the next industries iCopyright.com will target.



iCopyright.com will be fully operational by year’s end.



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