The International Advancement Program from Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is dedicated to the progress of collective licensing efforts around the world. This program is designed to complement the development activities of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO), to which CCC also contributes as an IFRRO member.
CCC introduced the International Advancement Program to provide assistance to Reproduction Rights Organizations (RROs) as they start or develop their operations and, ultimately, to help advance and support the availability of collective licensing around the world. The program is tailored to the needs of individual RROs and may include operational and technical support, training, marketing, educational tools and more. Where appropriate, it aims to encourage bilateral agreements to make it easier for emerging RROs to obtain critical sets of rights needed to establish their businesses and further the use of collective licensing.
The first RROs to participate in the program were the Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society, Inc. (FILCOLS) of the Philippines, the Centro de Administración de Derechos Reprográficos, Asociación Civil (CADRA) of Argentina, the Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency (Jamcopy) and the Reprographic Rights Organization of Ghana (CopyGhana). More recently an additional RRO has participated in the International Advancement Program: the Zambia Reprographic Rights Society (ZARRSO). Other RROs are expected to join the program in the future.