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Copyright Clearance Center

Creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work for everyone.

 

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the rights licensing expert, is a global rights broker for the world’s most sought-after books, journals, blogs, movies and more.

Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, CCC provides smart solutions that simplify the access and licensing of content. These solutions let businesses and academic institutions quickly get permission to share copyright-protected materials, while compensating publishers and creators for the use of their works.

CCC has paid more than $1.3 billion in royalties to rightsholders over the past 10 years, and continues to provide information solutions to companies of all sizes, as well as academic institutions, law firms, healthcare organizations and government agencies.

In 2010, Copyright Clearance Center established RightsDirect, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CCC, to meet the needs of European-based countries. RightsDirect provides copyright compliance solutions for companies to re-use and share the most relevant print and digital content in books, journals, newspapers, magazines and images. As a rights licensing agent, RightsDirect represents the most important global publishers.

Based in Amsterdam, RightsDirect aims to work collaboratively with rightsholder associations and Reproduction Rights Organizations. Contact RightsDirect by phone at +31 20 312 0437 or email at info@rightsdirect.com.

In 2012, CCC acquired Boston, MA-based Pubget, a solutions provider focused on simplifying the process of finding, managing and analyzing content. Together, Pubget and CCC provide custom information solutions to meet the content and rights licensing needs of markets worldwide. Learn more.