Added: (Mon Feb 18 2002)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Info2clear - the European leader in Digital Rights Management, Secure Document Distribution, Copyright Registration and Clearance - opened a sales office in Spain. Josť Bassim is appointed as the Business Development Manager for Spain and Latin America.

Josť Bassim comes with a strong background within the Latin America newspaper and publishing industry. He has been the exclusive representative of the Financial Times Syndication and Partnership Publishing for Latin America. He has developed an extensive network of clients composed of leading media groups and quality newspapers in the region. He provided assistance to The Economist Syndication and as Director of Gazeta Mercantil International he achieved a high level of awareness for this Brazilian business newspaper among potential European clients.
He has a long and distinguished career including senior positions as President of Heublein Brazil (beverage & food group), Vice President Heublein International, Vice President of IBEC Management Services (a Rockefeller Group) and Managing Director of Coca-Cola Rio de Janeiro.

"Josť brings with him a deep understanding of the newspaper industry, and a wealth of business experience; he also has a very solid network of business relationships. His expertise in both Media and Business environments will help us to further develop our services and his support will help us to strengthen and expand our activity within the Spanish- and Portuguese-language market”, says Anthony Belpaire, CEO of Info2clear.

“I decided to join because Info2clear is a distinctive new company with leading edge products in a market which is about to grow substantially. It is also a challenge to provide a contribution to the consolidation and growth of Info2clear”, adds Josť Bassim.

About Info2clear
Info2clear was founded in April 1998. The team of 40 professionals is based mostly in Brussels with offices in Amsterdam, London and Paris. Info2clear is a well-capitalized company. Among the shareholders are ABN Amro Capital Investments and Belgacom Multimedia Ventures.

Info2clear aids its customers – Media and Business – in distributing their content digitally.

Info2clear helps Media customers to select an approach to digital distribution of content best suited to their business models, and then builds the necessary infrastructure.
Info2clear’s technology and know-how can be used for any form of content – text (newspaper articles, eZines or eBooks), music or video.
Get-a-copy is a web-based infrastructure (developed by Info2clear) for online sales of reproduction rights to content – be that a newspaper article or a snippet of a TV program.
With get-a-copy, a reader can request the permission to reproduce a newspaper article on his website, in an e-mail or in a company brochure, pay for the permission with a credit card, and receive the file with the article – all in under two minutes.
Among Info2clear’s Media customers are Uitgeversbedrijf Tijd, Roularta Media Group, VNU Business Publications, Albin Michel, Wegener Group and Kanaal Z.

For Business customers - any company or individual that needs to exchange sensitive documents electronically - Info2clear provides the tool for secure distribution of documents as e-mail attachment.
SecureAttachment is Info2clear’s corporate tool for secure distribution of sensitive documents. It eliminates the need for paper delivery of sensitive documents by making electronic forwarding of documents virtually impossible. SecureAttachment is based on DRM technology.
Among Info2clear’s Business customers are Deloitte and Touche, PWC and Bird & Bird.

For more information:

Anthony Belpaire / Sigrid Debusschere
Info2clear Belgium (Headquarters)
Tel.: 00 32 (0)2 529 59 02
Fax: 00 32 (0)2 706 52 77
E-mail: sigrid@info2clear.com

Josť Bassim
Info2clear Spain
Tel./Fax: 00 34 966 400 600
E-mail: jose@info2clear.com

Website: www.info2clear.com

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