The Independent Offers iCopyright's Instant Licensing and Permissions Services for its Web Content - Breaks First Day Record

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National Newspaper is First UK Daily to Deploy Intelligent Copyright Licensing Services in Affiliation with The Reprint & Licensing Centre. iCopyright processed more than 4,000 instant licenses and ad-supported permissions for The Independent on the first day of operation - a record.

We look forward to working with other publishers in the UK, Europe, and beyond.

The Independent, a leading national daily newspaper serving the United Kingdom, has deployed a suite of iCopyright's content licensing tools on its World Wide Web content at http://www.independent.co.uk. This implementation marks the first time iCopyright's familiar licensing tools have been deployed by a major media property outside North America and the first such agreement to be executed by iCopyright's UK partner, The Reprint & Licensing Centre. iCopyright processed more than 4,000 instant licenses and ad-supported permissions for The Independent on the first day of operation - a record.

Announcing this new milestone, iCopyright founder and CEO Mike O'Donnell said, "Our technology was built to be the best-in-class solution for publishers worldwide to promote, protect, and monetize their digital content, so we are especially pleased to welcome The Independent into our network. The Reprint & Licensing Centre, our partner in the UK, was instrumental in bringing iCopyright's technology and The Independent's content together." O'Donnell added, "We look forward to working with other publishers in the UK, Europe, and beyond."

"We are pleased to be the leader among UK newspaper publishers in adopting the intelligent copyright tags provided by iCopyright via The Reprint & Licensing Centre," said Bill Swanson, Managing Director of http://www.independent.co.uk. "We know that our editorial content is highly valued by our readers worldwide, and we encourage them to share and reuse our content with attribution and in accordance with copyright law. iCopyright will make it much easier for our content to reach a far-flung audience without losing its identity and compromising our rights."

About The Independent:
The Independent, a leading national daily newspaper in the United Kingdom, is owned by Independent News & Media PLC (INM), which publishes more than 200 newspapers and magazines on four continents, 10 major markets, and 22 nations.

About iCopyright®
iCopyright (http://www.icopyright.com) is the intelligent copyright system for digital content. The Codie-Award winning service handles more than a million instant licenses every year. In addition to offering users convenient tools to license content, iCopyright offers Discovery™, a copyright monitoring service for publishers that locates copies of content posted anywhere on the World Wide Web and automates the recovery and remedy of infringed content. iCopyright also markets Clip&Copy®, the media monitoring service that pushes iCopyright-tagged content to subscribers daily (http://www.clipandcopy.com).

About The Reprint and Licensing Centre: The Reprint & Licensing Centre (http://www.rl-centre.com), a unit of Media Revenue Service Ltd., offers a full range of customized reprints, e-prints, and licenses for major media properties in the U.K. and is iCopyright's partner in the territory.

Media Inquiries to iCopyright: Mike O'Donnell, CEO; +1-206-484-8561; mike @ iCopyright.com.

Media Inquiries to The Independent: Bill Swanson, Managing Director (Digital); +44 207 005 2000

Media Inquiries to The Reprint & Licensing Centre: Tom Hickman, Managing Director; +44-203-217-1038.

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