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DANVERS, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 27, 2001

Online Licensing and Content Delivery Service Will Let Customers

Instantly Receive Licensed Articles from InformationWeek.com and

NetworkComputing.com

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the world's largest licensing agent for text reproduction rights, and CMP Media LLC today announced that Rightslink, CCC's digital rights management solution, has been chosen for CMP Media's online publications, and will launch soon with InformationWeek.com and NetworkComputing.com.

CMP Media will use Rightslink to instantly license the use of copyrighted articles over the Web, including delivery of the content itself directly to customers. Anyone interested in reproducing an article can get immediate permission simply by clicking on a rights and permissions link located near the article. Customers can pay online by credit card or request an invoice.

"We are excited to be partnering with CCC, the leader in digital rights management, to provide online rights and permissions services to our readers," said Karen Jacobs, director of reprint services for CMP Media LLC. "CCC's easy-to-use point and click solution streamlines the permissions process for our customers while opening up new revenue channels for CMP Media."

CMP Media joins a number of other information services providers who have chosen Rightslink as their digital rights management solution. The New York Times Company and Dow Jones & Company have already integrated Rightslink into their sites, and CCC has signed contracts with other leading publishers such as Cahners Business Information and Blackwell Publishing. Cahners will use Rightslink to provide instant digital licensing and reprint services for all Cahners' online publications in the electronics, manufacturing and new product development, manufacturing processes, supply chain/original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and plant operations groups. Blackwell will use Rightslink to license and deliver content for use in reprints, books, newsletters, journals, magazines, newspapers, dissertations, pamphlets, brochures and presentations.

"Rightslink is derived from CCC's 23 years of experience helping many thousands of publishers and authors increase revenues while maintaining control of their copyrighted materials," said Shel Virden, vice president of U.S. sales, Rightslink. "We offer rightsholders the most flexible choices for licensing use of their works in both digital and print formats, ranging from single "one-off" licensing, to annual licensing agreements, to complete, end-to-end, on-line solutions like Rightslink."

About Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) is the world's largest licensing agent for text reproduction rights and provider of many licensing services for reproducing copyrighted materials in print and electronic formats. The company was formed in 1978 to facilitate compliance with U.S. copyright law. CCC currently manages rights relating to over 1.75 million works and represents more than 9,600 publishers and hundreds of thousands of authors and other creators, directly or through their representatives. CCC-licensed customers in the U.S. number over 10,000 corporations and subsidiaries (including 92 of the Fortune 100 companies), as well as thousands of government agencies, law firms, document suppliers, libraries, academic institutions, copy shops and bookstores. CCC is a member of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) and has bilateral agreements with reproduction rights organizations in 14 countries worldwide, under which it repatriates fees for overseas use of U.S. works. CCC can be found on the World Wide Web at www.copyright.com.

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media LLC (www.cmpnet.com) is a leading high-tech media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum--the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, custom publishing, testing and consulting. Among CMP's publications are CRN, EETimes and Dr. Dobb's Journal.

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