JUPITERMEDIA ANNOUNCES MOVE INTO DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT COVERAGE WITH ACQUISITION OF DRMWATCH.COM(New York, NY - October 28, 2003) - Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) today announced that it has acquired the Web site and e-mail newsletter assets associated with DRMwatch.com (www.drmwatch.com), a leading resource for information about Digital Rights Management (DRM), from GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies and its principal Bill Rosenblatt. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Jupitermedia will also start a trade show in the Digital Rights Management area and its Jupiter Research division will shortly be launching a research practice covering DRM issues.
"Digital Rights Management is clearly the number one issue effecting media companies of all stripes. DRM is also impacting companies in financial services, healthcare and many other industries around the world," stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of Jupitermedia. "This acquisition makes us a leader in editorial coverage of DRM and our companion research and trade show products in the DRM area will further ensure a leading position for Jupitermedia in the DRM field for years to come. We are excited that the founder of DRMwatch.com, Bill Rosenblatt, will continue as editor of the site and will spearhead the conference program planning for our new Digital Rights Management Strategies Conference & Expo taking place April 13-14, 2004 in New York City (www.jupiterevents.com/drm/spring04)."
"This is a wonderful opportunity for all concerned. Jupitermedia is uniquely positioned to disseminate DRM content to the combination of media and technology audiences to which it applies, and it has the expertise, resources, reputation and clout to bring DRM information to the largest possible audience worldwide," said Bill Rosenblatt, founder of DRMwatch.com. "We intend to make Jupitermedia the premier source of news, analysis and education on DRM and related subjects," added Rosenblatt.
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