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Info2clear, the leading player in information registration on the
Internet,
has concluded an agreement with SOFAM (Société Multimédia des Auteurs des
Arts Visuels - Multimediamaatschappij van de Auteurs van de Visuele
Kunsten), the Belgian collecting society for rights in the visual arts.
After the successful launch of get-a-copy.com Info2clear is now making a
further breakthrough with get-a-seal.com. Via a secure payment system
on-line visual works are also now available to users. Each author
determines
usage and reproduction terms for himself.


With get-a-copy.com, aimed at the publishing world, Info2clear has a
unique
tool for protecting on-line publications against illegal reproduction.
Partnerships with, among others, Roularta Media Group, Uitgeversbedrijf
Tijd, The Copenhagen Post and World Online show that content providers are
paying more and more attention to the on-line protection of information.
The agreement with SOFAM represents an important step forward in the
on-line
management of visual copyright. SOFAM is the first collecting society in
the
field of the visual arts in Europe to offer its members this service on
the
Internet.


SOFAM protects the interests of visual artists

SOFAM represents the interests of a very wide range of artists:
architects,
sculptors, cartoonists, designers, photographers, graphic designers,
multimedia artists, painters and others. Via a network of foreign
subsidiaries SOFAM defends the rights of some 25,000 international
artists.
"We have years of experience on which to rely, but multimedia nonetheless
forms a separate discipline", says Eddy Cochez, Managing Director and
Business Manager of SOFAM. "It demands a new and technologically more
sophisticated approach. Thanks to our cooperation with Info2clear we are
now
able to defend our members' interests digitally as well.

"Every author can file his or her work and have it registered via
get-a-seal.com 24 hours a day, with a fixed date of deposit", explains
Cochez. "And via the Info2clear icon the author can himself determine what
use and reproduction terms he is going to attach to the registered work.
Complementary to the get-a-seal.com service a potential user can use
get-a-copy.com to obtain permission to make a reproduction. Payment will
be
made via a secure payment system."


Info2clear's Get-a-seal.com

"After the successful launch to publishers of get-a-copy.com, Info2clear
is
now taking a step in the direction of a new target group which, up to now,
has not enjoyed protection on-line", says Anthony Belpaire, Info2clear's
Managing Partner. "Thanks to get-a-seal.com visual works can now also be
digitally registered. Info2clear wants to grow into Europe's market leader
in the copyright clearance of all possible forms of content: intellectual
property must be protected and, in the case of reproduction, rewarded."

Get-a-seal.com registers content. Via a Non-Repudiation Center Info2clear
issues the content provider (the artist) with a certificate which
immediately guarantees the authenticity of the filed work. An unforgeable
seal protects the intellectual property against misuse.


You can find an electronic version of this press release in the Press
Center
at http://www.prforce.com


For more information you can also contact Anthony Belpaire / Frank Petit
(Info2clear, ++32 (0) 2 529 59 02) or Sven Verresen (PR Force, ++32 (0) 2
713 07 15).
To contact Sofam for more information: Aurélie Schalenbourg, tel.: ++32
(0)
2 726 98 00, fax: ++32 (0) 2.705 34 22, Mail:
aurelie.schalenbourg@sofam.be


Info2clear, founded in February 2000, is working on the development of an
international clearance infrastructure. In April last year the company
concluded partnerships with Roularta Media Group, Uitgeversbedrijf Tijd
and
Bird&Bird, and in June with The Copenhagen Post and World Online.
With get-a-seal.com Info2clear offers a service for enabling
(intellectual)
information to be registered, and thus acts as a digital notary. The
intellectual property submitted is protected via an unforgeable seal.
With get-a-copy.com Info2clear has a professional instrument for managing
the rights to digital publications.

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