DANVERS, Mass., August 3, 2004—Copyright Clearance Center, the world's premier provider of copyright licensing and compliance solutions, today announced that Dow Jones & Company is using its point-of-content licensing solution, RightsLink®, for a new online service, Special News Reports. This new service will enable Dow Jones customers to access reprints of unique bundles of content that include—for the first time—articles from The Wall Street Journal and Barron's. As a result, RightsLink provides Dow Jones with an easy way to give customers access to the focused content they need through an efficient, fully automated solution.
"Before we introduced our Special News Reports, customers had to search through content to assemble specialized reprint packages on their own," said John Yates, assistant director, Dow Jones Reprint & Permission Services. "Now, as a result of our Special News Reports, we compile this high-value content for our end-users and facilitate the online ordering process, increasing efficiencies and passing savings on to customers. By using RightsLink, we have been able to provide a new information service, with far greater convenience, ease and flexibility for our customers' reprint needs."
The Dow Jones collection of Special News Reports includes; "The Best Fund Families," "Barron's Roundtable" and "Mutual Funds Quarterly Review," as well as Pulitzer Prize-winning collections of articles from the staff of The Wall Street Journal on topics such as tax planning and retirement investing. These articles are bundled by Dow Jones and sold as a single printed product.
Customers can review the various Special News Reports offered and preview a watermarked version of the final document before placing a credit-card order. Once the order is placed, reports are delivered as soon as the next business day to recipients specified by the purchaser.
"Dow Jones was one of the first publishers to use RightsLink to provide its readers with a convenient way to order individual article reprints directly from its Web site," said Bob Weiner, vice president, licensing, at Copyright Clearance Center. "Because of RightsLink's flexibility, Dow Jones is able to extend this same efficient solution to provide a new, valuable service to individuals and businesses."
Customers interested in ordering Dow Jones Special News Reports can do so by visiting the Dow Jones reprints Web site.
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