Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink® Continues Growth in Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishing Industry
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Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink® Continues Growth in Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishing Industry

RightsLink Selected by American Institute of Physics, Haworth Press and Taylor & Francis as Online Licensing Solution

DANVERS, Mass., January 19, 2005—Copyright Clearance Center, the world's premier provider of copyright licensing and compliance solutions, today announced that three scientific, technical and medical (STM) publishers have chosen RightsLink® as their online licensing solution. The publishers—American Institute of Physics, Haworth Press, and Taylor & Francis—are using RightsLink to make it easy for individuals and organizations to obtain reprints and copyright permissions online.

By providing content users with fast access to reprints and copyright permissions from a publication’s Web site, RightsLink helps publishers increase customer satisfaction, grow digital content sales and increase bottom-line revenues. RightsLink is used by hundreds of publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Pharmaceutical Technology, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and journals from SAGE Publications.

“Copyright Clearance Center works closely with many different types of publishers to help them identify ways to capture new license revenues as well as improve revenues from existing sources,” said Woody Johnson, vice president and general manager, RightsLink, Copyright Clearance Center. “RightsLink provides a proven, effective solution to address each publisher’s specific business needs and opportunities.”

Leading publishers such as Taylor & Francis, which publishes more than 1,000 scientific, academic and professional journals and 1,800 books each year, chose RightsLink because of its proven functionality, clean interface, and customizable features. Having implemented RightsLink on nearly 300 U.S. journals, Taylor & Francis now has a measurably faster and more efficient workflow for processing reprint orders. Based on this success, the publisher plans to install RightsLink at its U.K. operations later this year.

“RightsLink is a flexible online licensing solution that delivers clear and significant benefits to both publishers and customers alike,” said Geoffrey Bock, senior vice president at the Patricia Seybold Group. “It makes it easy for customers to harness the power of electronic networks and also comply with copyright law. At the same time, RightsLink significantly reduces publishers’ costs to deliver content to customers.”

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


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