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Digital Rights Management Specialist And Leading XML-Based Software Provider Partner Allowing Content To Be Distributed Securely

London UK, 21 May, 2001 – SealedMedia, a leading digital rights management (DRM) company that enables publishers to securely package and distribute all types of digital content on the Internet, and Arbortext, provider of XML-based software for single source publishing to multiple media types, today announced a partnership to provide publishers with an innovative solution to protect and distribute digital content using XML technology.

Through Arbortext’s open, standards-based software, enterprises are able to use a Single Source Publishing Architecture™ to capture content from a variety of sources, store and extract and assemble that content according to individual needs, for publishing to multiple media types: Web, print, CD-ROM, e-Books, and wireless devices.

“SealedMedia is the proven leader in offering content protection through its web-centric Digital Rights Management technology. With the additional capability of our XML-based Epic software, publishers can now easily build and control digital content, with the confidence that it will be secure as well as available in a media neutral format for future publishing,” said Nathan Birtle, Arbortext's VP for Europe.

SealedMedia’s proven and widely deployed DRM technology allows content owners to seal content in a variety of formats (html, PDF, image and audio formats, etc.) and distribute it digitally to end users with powerful and flexible licence configurations in the knowledge that it always remains protected.

“Arbortext continue to provide publishers with the latest XML solutions, enabling them to keep ahead of competitors. With the additional SealedMedia functionality, they also have the confidence the content they are distributing is protected,” said Owen Kilbane, SealedMedia’s Director of Strategic Alliances.

SealedMedia announces that it is co-exhibiting with Arbortext at the XML Europe 2001 event (Booth 41) in Berlin, Germany, 22-24 May. Please visit for further conference details.

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.

About Arbortext

Arbortext is the only global provider of XML-based software to publish information to multiple media types – Web, print, CD-ROM, wireless – from a single source of content. Shipping since 1991, Arbortext's standards-based software supports technical publishing, reference publishing and catalogue publishing applications that enable enterprises to provide more accurate, more complete, more timely, more consistent and more usable information on all media. Arbortext’s software is currently deployed at over 300 of the Global 2000 companies, including AT&T, Audi, Boeing, British Aerospace, Caterpillar, DaimlerChrysler, Ericsson Telecom, Ford, GM, IBM, Lucent, Nokia, Nortel, Qantas, Ricoh, Sun Microsystems, International Thomson Publishing, United Airlines, Volkswagen, Volvo and West Group. Arbortext is a founding member and active participant in the XML Activity of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, Arbortext has offices around the world. For more information please visit

Editorial Contacts

For SealedMedia:

Further information on SealedMedia – including interviews, reviews and photography – is available from Martin Brindley or Natalie Johnson at MCC International.
Su Kent
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 687200

MCC International Ltd

Martin Brindley/Natalie Johnson
Tel: + 44 (0) 1962 888100

For Arbortext:

Nathan Birtle
Tel: +44 (0) 207 559 3474

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Melanie Beeby
Tel: +44 (0) 208 996 4115

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