Copyright Website Marks a Decade of Providing
Innovative Copyright Services and Information
FOSTER CITY, CA - May 1, 2002 - Copyright Website today celebrates its
tenth anniversary of providing copyright information and resources on the
web. Launched on May 1, 1995, the website has witnessed seismic
changes in the copyright landscape, from audio sampling and file sharing,
to the DMCA and NET Act. "Copyright is no longer a back water
of intellectual property law," noted Benedict O'Mahoney, President
and Founder of the Copyright Website. "With over three million
visitors annually, its clear that people are interested. It is no
longer arcane. It's hot, it's relevant, it affects everyone, and it will
continue to be a hot button issue for the next decade."
On May 1, 2002, the Copyright Website launched the first online, wizard-based,
copyright registration service. "As people digitize assets
and move them to the web, they realize that they need protection, and
copyright registration is the most cost effective protection
available," said Mr. O'Mahoney. "Digital rights management is
expensive and short term, copyright is cheap and very long term."
The website has opened up over ten thousand accounts and has processed
thousands of copyright applications since the launch of the
service in 2002.
About Copyright Website LLC
Copyright Website LLC powers the Copyright Website, the Internet's most
popular destination for copyright information. The Copyright
Website has provided artists, musicians, coders, webmasters, filmmakers, students, photographers and writers with real world, practical and relevant
copyright information since 1995. The Copyright Website is also home of the Copyright
Wizard, the first web-based copyright registration service. For more information visit http://www.benedict.com.