Copyright Clearance Center Launches Copyright Labs
Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center Launches Copyright Labs

DANVERS, Mass., Dec. 12, 2007—Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the world's largest provider of copyright licensing solutions, today announced the launch of Copyright Labs (, a testing ground for new services, applications and products.

The site launched with three applications already available:

  • a copyright permission utility that makes it easier to license content found when using Internet Explorer
  • a capability for Firefox browser users who want to license content found via Google Scholar
  • a tool that helps publishers implement the Automated Content Access Protocol (ACAP) standard for communicating access permission rules and rights information to search engines

"CCC is using Copyright Labs to drive even greater innovation,'" said Tom Hamilton, CCC Vice President and Chief Information Officer. "It's a place where content users and creators alike can interact with our development and product groups. We're committed to developing a steady stream of services and tools that reflect new ways customers use content, and Copyright Labs will play an important role."

Tools available at Copyright Labs are free, and some are being released as Open Source applications, providing an open, collaborative environment. Visitors can test-drive prototypes, modify and build on them, experiment with new ideas and suggest improvements.

About Copyright Clearance Center
Copyright Clearance Center creates innovative licensing solutions for the seamless sharing of knowledge. CCC's licensing services, combined with its Web-based applications and tools, allow tens of millions of people in corporations, universities, law firms and government agencies to use and share published information with ease. Since its founding as a not-for-profit company in 1978, CCC has created and expanded the markets and systems that facilitate content reuse and the distribution of royalties to publishers and authors around the world. By offering rights to millions of the world's most sought-after publications, the company plays a major role in the global knowledge economy and encourages support for the principles of copyright. For more information visit

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