Wall Street Journal Extends Success with Copyright Clearance Center's RightsLink® Online Reprint Service to Include Graphics
New Service Monetizes the Journal's Digital Image Content for Licensing of Charts, Graphs and 'Hedcuts'
DANVERS, Mass., Aug.21, 2006—Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the world's largest provider of copyright licensing solutions, today announced that The Wall Street Journal has begun licensing graphical images through RightsLink®, CCC's automated copyright permissions and reprint solution. The new offering provides content users a simple means of ordering Journal branded maps, charts and illustrations from the Journal. This also includes framed versions of its famous illustrations of subjects of Journal stories, called "hedcuts," that come complete with delivery and billing.
RightsLink gives publishers an efficient and simple-to-use platform to license content or sell reprints to customersanywhere. The service automates and accelerates the ordering process, improves customer satisfaction and increases digital content sales and bottom-line revenues. RightsLink is used by thousands of publications, including many national and community newspapers, magazines, scientific and medical journals and book publishers.
Hedcuts and other graphical content from The Wall Street Journal are available for order at the Journal's reprint Web site (www.djreprints.com).
“We are pleased our relationship with The Wall Street Journal now includes graphics,” said Bob Weiner, Senior Vice President, Licensing, CCC. “One of the best ways for publishers to generate licensing revenue and to promote the authorized re-use of their content is by simplifying the permission and reprints process, and that’s what RightsLink is all about.”
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