DocuRights(R) Enhanced to Support Linux, Reinforcing Aries' Strategic Focus on Digital Rights Management for STM (Scientific, Technical and Medical) Publishers

Apr 09, 2001, 01:00 ET from Aries Systems Corporation

    NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Aries Systems Corporation
 has announced enhancements to its DocuRights "secure container" technology
 that extends support for PDF Digital Rights Management to Linux platforms, in
 addition to the DocuRights support already available for Windows and MacOS
 operating systems.
     DocuRights is the only CS/DRM (Content Security/Digital Rights Management)
 solution that focuses exclusively on the needs of Scientific, Technical and
 Medical publishers.  PDF files are secured in an encrypted DocuRights envelope
 that "calls home" to obtain access permissions.  The initial development of
 the patented DocuRights technology began more than four years ago and includes
 features that meet the needs of the STM community, such as: IP-based access
 authentication, timed free previews, and publisher-defined "fair use" counts.
     Richard Wynne, Director of Sales and Marketing at Aries, commented: "Other
 DRM vendors have no interest in supporting Linux or MacOS because of their
 focus on eBook platforms.  However, in our target markets a significant
 percentage of scientific literature is accessed on MacOS and Linux platforms,
 hence our unique commitment to these environments for PDF rights management.
 In particular, Linux is viewed as an attractive and inexpensive operating
 system solution in the academic community - DocuRights for Linux will now
 allow publishers to distribute their secured content within academia."
     Since the launch of DocuRights ( at the 1999
 Frankfurt Book Fair, the technology has been used with content from a growing
 number of leading STM publishers, including the Massachusetts Medical Society
 (publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine), Lippincott Williams &
 Wilkins, Humana Press, BMJ Publishing Group, Elsevier Science, MIT Press,
 Hogrefe-Huber, Mary Ann Liebert, Shattauer GmbH, and S. Karger.
     About Aries Systems Corporation -- Since 1986 Aries Systems has
 successfully delivered technology that connects medical knowledge workers to
 the most accurate and comprehensive answers to their questions.  Aries
 provides the navigation infrastructure that empowers all of the participants
 in the knowledge retrieval chain: publishers, database developers, knowledge
 workers and librarians. and
      Richard Wynne
      Aries Systems Corporation

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