The University of Chicago Press Selects RightsLink® For Online Copyright Permissions
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The University of Chicago Press Selects RightsLink® for Online Copyright Permissions

DANVERS, Mass., Feb. 5, 2007—Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), the world's largest provider of copyright licensing solutions, announced today that the University of Chicago Press, the largest American university press, has selected RightsLink® to streamline its online licensing and permissions activities. CCC's RightsLink service will provide a more efficient, real-time way for customers to secure permission to reuse copyrighted material published by the University of Chicago Press, Journals Division, or on behalf of its society partners.

The University of Chicago Press, Journals Division is using RightsLink for automated permissions and licensing requests from customers looking for reproduction rights, republication requests from other publishers, and corporate customers that seek to incorporate content from Chicago Journals in their sales and marketing activities. RightsLink allows for point-of-sale, real-time approval for use of content and online payment directly from the University of Chicago Press, Journals Division's Web site,

"We are delighted with the ease-of-access and immediacy that RightsLink will offer our customers, including an enhanced level of customer support," said Kate Duff, Licensing and Permissions Manager, University of Chicago Press, Journals Division. "RightsLink is an important component in the Journal Division's plan to improve availability of our content online, by offering customers a faster, more dependable way to comply with copyright law and share vital information and knowledge."

The University of Chicago Press joins a growing group of prestigious publishers that in recent months have selected RightsLink for online permissions or reprint ordering. These include Oxford University Press, Springer, Nature Publishing Group and Blackwell Publishing.

"RightsLink's rapid growth reflects its ease of use, ease of implementation and overall success as an application that automates important, revenue generating functions for publishers," said Bob Weiner, Senior Vice President, CCC. "And content users seeking permissions and reprints are coming to expect RightsLink as their interface. We are delighted that The University of Chicago Press has chosen RightsLink as what is very quickly becoming the standard for reprints and permissions."

About The University of Chicago Press
Founded in 1891, the University of Chicago Press is the largest American university press. The Journals Division currently publishes forty-seven award-winning periodicals and serials in a wide range of disciplines, including several journals that were the first scholarly publications in their respective fields. Online since 1995, the Journals Division has also been a pioneer in electronic publishing, delivering original, peer-reviewed research from international scholars to a worldwide audience.

About Copyright Clearance Center
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