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Copyright Clearance Center and Vyou Partner to Enable Content Owners to License, Sell, Deliver and Protect Their Assets Online.

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DANVERS, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 9, 2001

Content Buyers Get Instant Access to High-Value

Content over the Web

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), the world's largest licensing agent for text reproduction rights, and Vyou Inc., the leading provider of Web-based content access management solutions, today announced a partnership that enables publishers and other content owners to license, package, deliver and protect their high-value online content.

Rightslink(TM), CCC's digital rights management solution, combined with Vyoufirst(TM), Vyou's content access management solution, gives owners of online text, images and video streams a secure, point-of-content commerce solution on their Web pages. Publishers can sell original content, grant permission to redistribute content and sell reprints-directly from the content itself.

"Publishers and other copyright holders can outsource burdensome transaction administration while keeping full control of pricing, formatting, terms of use and the types of media in which their content can be reproduced," said Joseph S. Alen, CCC's president . "Our rights and transaction management technology combined with Vyou's asset protection solution lets content owners build new revenue streams with confidence, by selling valuable intellectual properties they might not otherwise have offered over the Web."

Content owners determine whether Web site visitors can view, copy, capture, save and/or print content, and they control what content, if any, can leave the browser. They can also create highly targeted business models, such as a "try before you buy" option, to promote sales.

"The joint solution from Vyou and CCC gives content owners unprecedented flexibility to price online content in a protected environment," said Peter Levy, Vyou's CEO. "And it gives content buyers instant access to high-value content for nearly every type of use, via a quick and simple online transaction."

About Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.

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 copyright.com.

About Vyou Inc.

Vyou Inc., a privately held company based in San Jose, CA, provides real-time, content access management solutions that allow companies to maintain control over their brands and content online. Vyou's Vyoufirst software protects text, images and streaming video from being copied, captured, saved, printed or otherwise redistributed from the Web browser without permission, enabling new business and revenue-generating opportunities. For more information, visit www.vyou.com.

Vyou and Vyoufirst are trademarks of Vyou Inc.

Copyright Clearance Center and the CCC logo are registered trademarks of Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. and Rightslink is a trademark of Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.
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