Infosplit, Leading Developer of Geo-Targeting Technologies, Reacted Today To The Possibility of a Worldwide Webcast of Timothy McVeigh's Execution

Infosplit Would Make Its Geo-Filtering Technology Available to Protect Other

Countries' Sensitivities if the Court Decides to Authorize the Public

Broadcast of This Event



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Infosplit, Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Infosplit Inc., the leading provider of
 geo-targeting technologies and services, today reacted to the possibility of a
 worldwide webcast of Timothy McVeigh's execution sought by Entertainment
 Network Inc.  If the court decides to authorize the broadcast of this event on
 the Internet, Infosplit would make its geo-filtering technology available to
 prevent viewers from other countries from accessing it.
     "The public webcast of this event, however disturbing it may be, might be
 one consequence of first amendment rights.  But we believe the United States
 have the duty to protect other countries from accessing this event," said
 Cyril Houri, CEO of Infosplit.  "There are several countries where the Death
 Penalty has been abolished and their sensitivities needs to be protected."
     Last summer, Infosplit played an important role in a legal proceeding
 involving the auction of Nazi memorabilia in France.  French courts mandated
 that the web site hosting the auction deploy geo-verification software to
 block bidding on such memorabilia for viewers in France, where auction of such
 materials is held to be illegal.  Infosplit's new product -- NetLocator
 Pro(TM) -- offers a perfect solution in this case, because it unambiguously
 identifies the origin of any Internet user attempting to access the sensitive
 content.
 
     About Infosplit
     Founded in 1999, Infosplit is the provider of technologies, products, and
 services capable of determining any Internet user's geographic location, from
 the country level to the state/province level, down to the urban level.
 Infosplit has been recognized as a leader in global locating technologies, and
 was featured on CNN in a report concerning country-based content delivery.
 Infosplit's unparalleled technology provides customers with the ability to
 localize Internet users while respecting personal privacy.  For more
 information on Infosplit or its products, please visit www.infosplit.com.
     The company names referenced herein are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective companies.
 
 

SOURCE Infosplit, Inc.
    NEW YORK, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Infosplit Inc., the leading provider of
 geo-targeting technologies and services, today reacted to the possibility of a
 worldwide webcast of Timothy McVeigh's execution sought by Entertainment
 Network Inc.  If the court decides to authorize the broadcast of this event on
 the Internet, Infosplit would make its geo-filtering technology available to
 prevent viewers from other countries from accessing it.
     "The public webcast of this event, however disturbing it may be, might be
 one consequence of first amendment rights.  But we believe the United States
 have the duty to protect other countries from accessing this event," said
 Cyril Houri, CEO of Infosplit.  "There are several countries where the Death
 Penalty has been abolished and their sensitivities needs to be protected."
     Last summer, Infosplit played an important role in a legal proceeding
 involving the auction of Nazi memorabilia in France.  French courts mandated
 that the web site hosting the auction deploy geo-verification software to
 block bidding on such memorabilia for viewers in France, where auction of such
 materials is held to be illegal.  Infosplit's new product -- NetLocator
 Pro(TM) -- offers a perfect solution in this case, because it unambiguously
 identifies the origin of any Internet user attempting to access the sensitive
 content.
 
     About Infosplit
     Founded in 1999, Infosplit is the provider of technologies, products, and
 services capable of determining any Internet user's geographic location, from
 the country level to the state/province level, down to the urban level.
 Infosplit has been recognized as a leader in global locating technologies, and
 was featured on CNN in a report concerning country-based content delivery.
 Infosplit's unparalleled technology provides customers with the ability to
 localize Internet users while respecting personal privacy.  For more
 information on Infosplit or its products, please visit www.infosplit.com.
     The company names referenced herein are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective companies.
 
 SOURCE  Infosplit, Inc.