Copyright Compliance: Compliance Solutions

Copyright Clearance Center Is Your Copyright Compliance Resource

Copyright Clearance Center is the world's premier provider of copyright licensing services and compliance solutions for the information content industry. A not-for-profit organization, Copyright Clearance Center was founded in 1978 to simplify and improve compliance with U.S. copyright law. The organization is a trusted intermediary between copyright holders and content users, facilitating the exchange of reuse rights and royalties through a wide range of licensing services. Copyright Clearance Center enables more than 10,000 corporations and academic institutions to lawfully reuse the copyright-protected information they need.

Copyright Clearance Center represents more than 9,600 publishers and hundreds of thousands of authors and other creators, directly or through their representatives. Through Copyright Clearance Center, content users can license the rights to hundreds of thousands of scientific, technical and medical journals, newspapers, magazines and more—including much of the world's most sought-after content. Our streamlined compliance solutions provide a convenient and efficient way to get permission to use the content your institution requires, while complying with U.S. copyright law.

Compliance Solutions
Copyright Clearance Center offers a wide range of compliance solutions for content licensing in print or electronic formats, in the U.S. and abroad. These solutions are designed to meet the diverse needs of all content users in your academic environment. Whether you are an academic librarian, faculty member or administrator, bookstore manager or student, we have the compliance solution that addresses your needs.

Copyright Clearance Center's "pay-per-use" solutions let you get permission to lawfully use and share content in paper and digital formats on an as-need basis, on or off campus. These services include:

  • Academic Permissions Service – When distributing classroom handouts or producing printed course packs.
  • Electronic Course Content Service – When sharing content electronically, in e-reserves, e-coursepacks and e-learning.
  • Transactional Reporting Service – When using and sharing printed content, such as library reserves, interlibrary loan and document delivery services.
  • Digital Permission Service – When distributing content in digital (electronic) formats, including e-mail and posting content on your institution's Internet, intranet or extranet sites.
  • Republication Licensing Service – When including a published article, book excerpt, etc. in your own publications.

This Campus Guide to Copyright was compiled by Copyright Clearance Center to improve and enhance copyright education and awareness, and to support the copyright compliance initiatives of academic institutions like yours.

To learn more about Copyright Clearance Center's compliance solutions and to determine which compliance solution best meets the needs of your institution, please contact Copyright Clearance Center by phone at 978-750-8400, or by e-mail at