STRATEGIC ALLIANCE ANNOUNCE OFFERING OF ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEMS Wednesday 18 April 2001 PDF Print Digital Rights Management Specialist SealedMedia Signs Up Global Internet Billing To Its Alliance Partner Program SealedMedia, a leading digital rights management (DRM) company shipping the first solution for securely packaging and selling multimedia digital content on the Internet, has today announced that Global Internet Billing has joined its Alliance Partner Program. Global Internet Billing (GIB) a leading supplier of online payment solutions, is committed to providing e-merchants with a suite of payment product that will enable to safe, secure and convenient commerce to flourish across the web. GIB’s products cater for all values of goods and services bought across the Internet. In particular, GIB have focused on devising a range of products that facilitate the payment of small ‘micro-payments’, these can include anything from e-books to music tracks and journals to software. “This is a perfect fit,” said Owen Kilbane, SealedMedia’s Director of Strategic Alliances. “One of the primary concerns from our customers in selling protected content online has been their inability to offer a comprehensive range of payment options to their clients – GIB fills this void.” Mark Goldspink, GIB’s Director of InteractivCASH products added: “We believe that content protection and micropayment systems are a natural online fit. SealedMedia is the proven leader in offering content protection through its web-centric Digital Rights Management technology. When you add our expertise in providing innovative payment products to this mix the result is a comprehensive solution that provides e-tailers with an easy means of distributing copyright material online." SealedMedia’s cutting edge DRM technology consists of a flexible rights management platform that allows content publishers to seal copyrighted content in a variety of formats (html, PDF, image and audio formats, etc.) and distribute it to customers across digital media with powerful and flexible license configurations. -ENDS- About GIB Global Internet Billing (GIB), one of the leading providers of Internet payment solutions, are committed to offering consumers and retailers a range of products and services that facilitates easy and secure payment when transactions are made across the Net. GIB are currently one the successes of the British e-commerce industry achieving profitability within the first year of trading. A UK based company, GIB launched in October 1999, providing a suite of online payment mechanisms for all values of goods and services bought across the Internet. These products include a payment mechanism that enables a customer to add the cost of online purchases to their phone bill as well as online pre pay cards and secure credit and debit cards. GIB’s solutions will considerably reduce, and in some cases eradicate, the risk of fraud many consumers have experienced when paying for goods and services on the Internet. Each product is designed to cater for the differing needs of e-commerce industries. About SealedMedia SealedMedia’s content sealing solution enables publishers to increase revenues using powerful Internet content distribution. SealedMedia provides robust and persistent protection for multiple types of digital content, including pdf, html, gif, jpeg, and MP3 audio (Quicktime MOV will be available in 2001). Online publishers can improve their marketing and sales impact with personalised rich-media offerings through use of SealedMedia’s content sealing and licensing solution. This enables them to mix and match media, generate licenses in real time to create new business models and opportunities, and ensures unauthorised access to content is prevented. SealedMedia has been selected by leading online content vendors around the world who sell online books, newsletters, financial research, music and more in the emerging $100 billion eContent marketplace. SealedMedia' has sales offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Beaconsfield, UK, Munich, and the Netherlands. Editorial Contacts Further information on SealedMedia – including interviews, reviews and photography – is available from Martin Brindley or Natalie Johnson at MCC International. SealedMedia Su Kent Tel: +44 (0) 1494 687200 Email: email@example.com MCC International Ltd Martin Brindley/Natalie Johnson Tel: + 44 (0) 1962 888100 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of MCC International Ltd in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.