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What publications are covered by Clip&Copy®?

Does Clip&Copy provide clippings from off-line publications or broadcasts?

Does Clip&Copy provide the full text of each story, or just headlines and abstracts?

What makes Clip&Copy different from Google Alerts and other news alert services?

What makes Clip&Copy different from other press clipping and media monitoring services?

Why is Clip&Copy free?

Does Clip&Copy "scrape" websites and blogs to find and deliver clips to subscribers?

How many topics (keywords) can be set up using Clip&Copy?

Why does my account say "Powered by iCopyright.com"?

How frequently will I receive alerts?

I already have a clipping service; why should I use Clip&Copy?




What publications are covered by Clip&Copy? 
Clip&Copy delivers story headlines and abstracts from the leading wire services-the Associated Press, United Press International and Reuters-and from hundreds of online newspapers, magazines and trade journals. New publications are added each week. See the "How It Works" section of our site for more info.

Does Clip&Copy provide clippings from off-line publications or broadcasts? 
No, Clip&Copy provides headlines and story abstracts from online publications only.

Does Clip&Copy provide the full text of each story, or just headlines and abstracts? 
Both. Clip&Copy delivers headlines and story abstracts to subscribers via email. Subscribers click on the headline to retrieve and read the full story.

What makes Clip&Copy different from Google Alerts and other news alert services? 
Clip&Copy retrieves and displays the full text of each story, rather than linking to the original source, which may have been taken down or moved. Clip&Copy is also more likely to find stories missed by other news alert services because its tags are embedded within the stories themselves and because it locates stories before they are indexed by search engines. Clip&Copy can even locate breaking news that resides on staging servers before the stories are pushed out to the news websites. Clip&Copy allows you to save full-text stories to a secure, personal reading room.

What makes Clip&Copy different from other press clipping and media monitoring services? 
Most articles and stories that Clip&Copy sends come with the legal right to make copies of full-text articles, post them on a website, redistribute the articles and save the full-text articles to a personal reading room. Obtaining reprints and permissions is instant. While additional publisher fees may apply, many provide this content free of charge. Clip&Copy is the only service that is integrated with the iCopyright content licensing system, the leading system for copyright clearance on the Internet.

Why is Clip&Copy free? 
Clip&Copy works directly with national news organizations and industry publications to facilitate copyright-protected distribution of their content throughout the business community, and we support this business model with online advertising.

Does Clip&Copy "scrape" websites and blogs to find and deliver clips to subscribers? 
No. In most cases, Clip&Copy gets a direct feed from the publishers. Unlike most news alert and press clipping services, Clip&Copy provides headlines, abstracts and full-text stories with permission from the publishers.

How many topics (keywords) can be set up using Clip&Copy? 
Subscribers to our Free Basic service can define up to three topics, our Standard subscribers can define up to 25 topics and our Premium service allows for unlimited topics.

Why does my account say "Powered by iCopyright.com"? 
Clip&Copy is an extension of the award-winning iCopyright content licensing service. You manage your Clip&Copy topics, your personal reading room (saved stories) and your copyright permissions with one account through iCopyright.

How frequently will I receive alerts? 
You can choose to receive daily, weekly or monthly alerts.

I already have a clipping service; why should I use Clip&Copy? 
Clip&Copy is not a replacement for comprehensive media monitoring or news alerts services. Rather, it is a complementary tool. Our focus is to provide clips that have immediately accessible copyright clearance.