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Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink® is Selected by USA TODAY

Online Licensing Solution Makes It Easy for Content Users to Order Reprints and Copyright Permission from Nation’s Largest Newspaper

DANVERS, Mass., January 18, 2005—Copyright Clearance Center, the world's premier provider of copyright licensing and compliance solutions, today announced that USA TODAY has selected RightsLink® as its online licensing solution. The newspaper will use RightsLink to make it easy for individuals and organizations to order copyright permissions, hard copy reprints, digital reprints and customized reprints that include full color articles and illustrations—directly from USATODAY.com. USA TODAY is the largest newspaper by circulation in the United States.

By choosing RightsLink to automate its existing content licensing and reprint order and fulfillment process, USA TODAY will reduce its administrative burden, improve turnaround time and reduce overhead costs. The Web-based solution is expected to go live in early February.

“Copyright Clearance Center provides us with a proven, complete solution for our permissions and reprints needs that is not only cost-effective but also extremely easy for our customers to use,” said Jeff Webber, senior vice president and publisher of USATODAY.com. “RightsLink’s highly flexible and customizable interface gives our customers a simple and streamlined way to obtain permission and order reprints. USA TODAY benefits from RightsLink because it provides the functionality we need to automate content licensing and online reprints ordering and ultimately increase customer satisfaction.”

Copyright Clearance Center worked with USA TODAY to develop a customized RightsLink solution to meet its unique needs. RightsLink enables complete flexibility for publishers to work with any printer or hosted platform in the market so they do not have to change their current workflow or business models. The solution is time-tested, with an easy-to-use interface that incorporates input and insight from Copyright Clearance Center’s many publishing customers.

USA TODAY’s choice solidifies RightsLink’s position as the leading online licensing solution for top national daily newspapers,” said Woody Johnson, vice president and general manager, RightsLink, Copyright Clearance Center. “We are pleased that RightsLink will be used to provide millions of USA TODAY customers with an easy and convenient way to obtain reprints and reuse permissions.”

About Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.

Copyright Clearance Center is the world’s premier provider of copyright licensing and compliance solutions for the information content industry. A trusted intermediary between copyright holders and content users, the company facilitates the exchange of reuse rights and royalties through a wide range of licensing services. Copyright Clearance Center manages the rights to millions of works and represents more than 9,600 publishers and hundreds of thousands of authors and other creators. The company’s streamlined, convenient compliance solutions enable more than 10,000 corporations and subsidiaries, including nearly all of the Fortune 100, and thousands of government agencies, law firms, document suppliers, libraries, academic institutions, copy shops and bookstores to respect the rights of copyright holders and lawfully reuse the copyright-protected information they need to drive their business. Founded in 1978, Copyright Clearance Center is headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts. For more information, visit copyright.com

About USA TODAY

USA TODAY is the nation's top-selling newspaper. It is published via satellite at 36 locations in the USA and at four sites abroad. With a total average daily circulation of 2.3 million, USA TODAY is available worldwide. USA TODAY is published by Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI).


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