Copyright Clearance Center's Rightslink® Implemented by The Perseus Books Group
Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center's RightsLink® Implemented by The Perseus Books Group

Enables Automated Copyright Permissions on New Online Platform

DANVERS, MA., April 6, 2010—Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a not-for-profit organization that is the world's leading provider of copyright licensing solutions, has announced that The Perseus Books Group has implemented RightsLink, CCC's point-of-content licensing tool.

The RightsLink implementation enables Perseus' publishers to obtain re-use permissions directly from the Perseus website (, offering independent publishers the customized functionality and robust customer service tools essential for handling its permissions business.

"With RightsLink, permission seekers can quickly find the content they wish to license, determine their specific licensing needs, and then follow through to license purchase," said Bill Smith, Director of Domestic Rights for The Perseus Books Group. "Incorporating RightsLink has allowed our permissions customers more efficient real-time licensing and allowed us to more fully maximize the value of our content."

"Perseus continues to add important services that empower independent publishers who seek to stay at the forefront of the business, and RightsLink is a perfect example," said Rick Joyce, Perseus Chief Marketing Officer.

"Perseus' implementation of RightsLink demonstrates its continued drive to enable independent publishers to reach their full potential and demonstrates that publishers of all types, serving a variety of markets, can benefit from RightsLink's robust licensing capabilities," said Miles McNamee, vice president of licensing and business development for CCC.

About Copyright Clearance Center
Copyright Clearance Center Inc. is the world's leading provider of 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 worldwide 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. Visit for more information.

About The Perseus Books Group
The Perseus Books Group is an independent company committed to enabling independent publishers to reach their potential, whether those publishers are Perseus-owned, joint ventures or owned by third parties. Member publishing programs include Avalon Travel, Basic Books, Basic Civitas, Da Capo Press, Running Press, Seal Press, Vanguard Press and Westview Press, as well as partnerships with PublicAffairs and Nation Books. Through Perseus Distribution, Publishers Group West (PGW), and Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, Perseus is also the leading provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent publishers. For more information, please visit


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