iCopyright launched two licensing services today that help online publishers promote "lawful reuses" of their copyrighted content. In a Web environment where sharing content is the norm, these services are aligned nicely to the social networking and blogging trends.
Instant PDF E-Prints:
If you're looking to host authorized versions of a publishers content, you will be able to obtain a rendering of the origninal article in a standard PDF file that can be posted on a site for a defined period. Licensees pay a fee to to the publisher for the right to do so according to the duratio of the posting. iCopyright moniotrs the sites and priomots the licensee to renew or remove the file when the license term expires.
Instant Web Post:
This services gives publishers two options for permitting reuse of content - by duration in months and by page view counts. Publishres can enable either of thse options indivudally or gives users a choice between the two. The content (in either case) is rendered in HTML and hosted by iCopyright so that the content can be secured and monitored for compliance.