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
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 (http://www.docurights.com) 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. http://www.kfinder.com and http://www.docurights.com.
Aries Systems Corporation
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