Copyright Clearance Center Adds Elsevier to Its Digital Licensing Offerings
Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center Adds Elsevier to Its Digital Licensing Offerings

Copyright Clearance Center Adds World's Largest Scientific, Technical and Medical Publisher to Growing Digital Repertory

DANVERS, Mass., February 23, 2004—Copyright Clearance Center, the premier copyright licensing and compliance company for the information content industry, today announced that Elsevier, the world's largest science, technology and medical publisher, has included its works for licensing within Copyright Clearance Center's extensive digital repertory. This new agreement gives Copyright Clearance Center's corporate digital repertory customers permission to distribute internally in digital formats valuable content from over 37,000 Elsevier titles.

"Year over year, Copyright Clearance Center has demonstrated its ability to effectively license our content in the photocopy market," said Karen Hunter, senior vice president, strategy, Elsevier. "The company's digital repertory offers corporate content users an easy way to lawfully share content electronically from our books and journals within their organization."

Knowledge workers, researchers and other content users increasingly use copyrighted material in digital formats. Copyright Clearance Center's digital licensing services help copyright holders capitalize on this growing preference for reusing and sharing information in digital formats, while protecting their intellectual property assets.

"Copyright Clearance Center helps publishers reach new markets and increase their royalty revenues," said Edward W. Colleran, director, publisher relations, Copyright Clearance Center. "Our digital repertory program provides Elsevier and all publishers with an effective way to further maximize the value of their content assets while responding to the growing demand for digital permissions."

Other key publishers recently joining Copyright Clearance Center's digital repertory include Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, an international publisher of professional and medical information, and CCH Inc., a provider of information services for tax, accounting, legal and business professionals. Content users seeking to reuse copyrighted text materials in print and electronic formats from Copyright Clearance Center's extensive repertory can learn more online at

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, the company publishes more than 1,800 journals and 2,200 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect® ( and MD Consult ( bibliographic databases, online reference works and subject specific portals.

Elsevier ( is a global company headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc (, a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

About Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center is the world's largest licensing agent for text reproduction rights and provider of licensing services for reproducing copyrighted materials in print and electronic formats. A not-for-profit organization founded in 1978, Copyright Clearance Center provides rights management for more than 1.75 million works represented by more than 9,600 publishers and hundreds of thousands of authors and other creators, either directly or through their representatives. In addition, the company provides more than 10,000 corporations and subsidiaries (including most of the Fortune 100), as well as thousands of government agencies, law firms, document suppliers, libraries, academic institutions, copy shops and bookstores, with comprehensive licensing services. Copyright Clearance Center can be found at

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