Copyright Clearance Center Expands Republication Service

    Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work for everyone, has announced enhancements to its Republication Service, streamlining the process to buy and sell permission to republish content from the world’s most sought-after journals, books, newspapers and other information sources.
    To help publishers better serve their markets, CCC added an educational/instructional program Type of Use (TOU), where rightsholders can get multimedia rights to use content in a broad spectrum of educational products, such as interactive learning environments, digital resource libraries and Common Core-driven curriculum solutions. The rights can also be acquired to republish these materials in any format – PDF, TIF, PPT, HTML and more.

    Perseus Books Group and Taylor & Francis U.S. Books Group are among the first to grant this new type of use.
    More than 450 publishers have made their content easily accessible for republication—among them, BMJ and Sage, making the digital marketplace for republication permissions.
    “With new digital media, rights standards, and strained production schedules, publishers need a streamlined way to acquire complex bundles of republication rights in a single transaction,” said Miles McNamee, Vice President, Licensing and Business Development, CCC. “The Republication Service, which is continuing to evolve with the changing needs of the market, enables quick search across a vast collection of content rights, and allows sellers flexibility and control over how their content is used.”
    CCC recently hosted a roundtable discussion group in NYC with top publishers about negotiating third-party rights and what it means to the future of publishing.