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In Wake Of Napster Deal, GlobalSCAPE Re-Releases CuteMX

Spurred by the recent deal Napster cut with Bertelsmann, Internet software developer GlobalSCAPE, Inc. has re-released CuteMX, a peer-to-peer application that enables Internet users to manage and share media files and other collaborative content. GlobalSCAPE is a subsidiary of American TeleSource International, Inc. ("ATSI") .

"We re-released CuteMX to introduce our new filtering technology, which is designed to prevent the sharing of unsecure user-created content, while encouraging unique and original content in secure formats," stated Tim Nicolaou, CEO of GlobalSCAPE, Inc.

According to Nicolaou, "CuteMX supports secure distribution by incorporating a proprietary filtering process, which offers protection for copyrighted material in a rich, collaborative environment." CuteMX is currently being tested in a controlled environment with a limited user community that enables the company to gather valuable marketing data in support of a future subscription model.

"Our strategy is to be a technology partner to those with content already in place," said Nicolaou. "CuteMX offers outstanding value to media companies, because they can reach millions of potential consumers with common interests through online communities. Our intention is to license the technology to those pursuing superdistribution models."

GlobalSCAPE restricted public access to its CuteMX service in July pending further developments surrounding the preliminary ruling in the Napster case.

"We are encouraged by recent movement in the industry toward acceptance of this type of technology," said Sandra Poole-Christal, president and COO, GlobalSCAPE. "It is a pivotal time for file sharing technology with the recent BMG and Napster announcement and Listen.com's bid to acquire assets from Scour, Inc., developer of a competitive file sharing application.We intend to take CuteMX into the mainstream."

They say there is no solider citizen than a reformed reprobate historically, pirates being a prime example. Now that Napster has led the way, formerly disapproved file-sharers may soon become the respected doctors of viral marketing.