Copyright Clearance Center Backs Global Initiative for the Blind and Visually Impaired
CCC Continues Its Work with Thought Leaders, Government Agencies and Policy Makers, Advocating the Responsible Use of Content
Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a leading provider of licensing solutions, has announced a monetary contribution to the Trusted Intermediary Global Accessible Resources (TIGAR) Project.
Through a range of library services and publisher offerings, combining the efforts of both private and governmental and inter-governmental organizations, TIGAR is building an international system to help ensure that persons with disabilities have equal access to published works across distributed networks in accessible formats.
“Information is produced and used everywhere,” said Tracey Armstrong, CEO, Copyright Clearance Center. “CCC has relationships with organizations around the world that make it easy for people to share information responsibly, no matter where they are located or what physical limitations they may have. The TIGAR Project builds on the base created by those organizations to seek to provide greater access to those individuals who may have been underserved in the past. ”
“CCC is all about access to content,” said Jens Bammel, Secretary General of the International Publishers Association and member of the TIGAR Joint Steering Group. “In supporting this important international initiative, CCC is making an important point: access for all is an issue that matters to rightsholders. And copyright is not an obstacle, but a toll for better, collaborative solutions.”
About Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the rights licensing experts, is a global rights broker for the world’s most sought after materials, including in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, images, blogs and ebooks. Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, CCC provides smart solutions that simplify the licensing of content that lets businesses and academic institutions quickly get permission to use copyright-protected materials, while compensating publishers and content creators for the use of their works. For more information, visit www.copyright.com.