April 4, 2013
Miles McNamee, VP of Licensing and Business Development at RightsDirect's parent company Copyright Clearance Center, discusses the respect for the intellectual property of others in this article co-authored with compliance and corporate social responsibility expert Michael Rasmussen.
March 25, 2013
Along with its parent company CCC, RightsDirect is launching a webinar series exploring the changing ways people around the world find, share, store and license content. The 23 April session will focus on mobile technology, cloud sharing, global copyright considerations, social media copyright implications and content licensing options.
March 14, 2013
Kim Zwollo, General Manager of RightsDirect, takes a look at the copyright challenges and solutions surrounding content exchange in this article published in UK-based Intellectual Property Magazine
January 24, 2013
Copyright compliance matters to research-driven chemcial corporations with multinational offices. In this article, Joerg Weizendoerfer of RightsDirect explores what companies in the chemical industry can do to avoid unintended copyright infringement while sharing proprietary scientific content and how they can simplify global copyright compliance (in German language only)
January 10, 2013
As European economies struggle for financial footing at the opening of 2013, ministers in Brussels, London, Paris and Berlin see hope in the digital future. According to the European Commission, the digital economy in Europe is expected to grow seven times faster than overall EU GDP. In this edition of “Copyright & the Continent" Victoriano Colodron, Senior Director, Global Relations with Copyright Clearance Center speaks with CCC's Christopher Kenneally about the economic potential of copyright in Europe
December 10, 2012
Joerg Weizendoerfer, Business Development Director RightsDirect, explains why copyright compliance is a challenge for multinational manufacturing corporations and how they can simplify copyright compliance across global offices (article in German language only).
November 13, 2012
Kim Zwollo, General Manager of RightsDirect, discusses content use in business, academia, government agencies and other industry sectors and the need to obtain the rights to lawfully share digital content. He also focuses on the steps publishers can take to make this exchange of content beneficial for both sides.
October 19, 2012
Kate Alzapiedi, Business Development Director, RightsDirect, addresses some of the challenges faced by multinational pharmaceutical and healthcare businesses in managing copyright compliance and discusses some of the solutions to address these challenges.
October 2, 2012
With the Frankfurt Book Fair opening in a week, Mitja Linss of RightsDirect, the European subsidiary of Copyright Clearance Center, turns his attention to the host country, Germany. To discuss that nation’s latest legal developments and new business models based on copyright licensing, Linss spoke recently with Christian Sprang, the head of legal affairs at the German Publishers and Booksellers Association, or Boersenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, an organization that represents more than 5,500 German publishing houses and bookstores. Listen now.
This podcast is also available in German.
September 25, 2012
RightsDirect is pleased to announce that Inez van Leuzen has recently joined the RightsDirect team as an Account Manager. She is responsible for building awareness of RightsDirect’s copyright licensing solutions in Europe and managing license renewals with European customers. Inez previously worked at Elsevier for almost a decade and has collaborated closely with corporate information and research departments across all industry sectors. Having worked in account management and account development roles for nearly fifteen years, she has extensive experience in consultative selling, promotion and training of scientific information solutions. Inez holds a master’s degree in arts and museology from the University of Amsterdam. Inez is based in Amsterdam and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 20, 2012
Kate Alzapiedi, Business Development Director, RightsDirect, addresses some of the challenges multinational pharmaceutical businesses face in managing copyright compliance due to the extensive and varied use of scientific information made by their employees and discusses some of the solutions to address these challenges.
July 9, 2012
Die VG WORT bietet jetzt durch Ihren Vertriebspartner RightsDirect eine Digitale Lizenzvereinbarung speziell für den deutschen Markt an. Mit dieser wird deutschen Unternehmen, Behörden und Organisationen das Recht eingeräumt, Millionen deutscher und amerikanischer Quellen – wie zum Beispiel Artikel aus wissenschaftlichen, technischen und medizinischen Fachzeitschriften – unternehmensweit und rund um den Globus digital zu nutzen. Als Ergebnis eines kürzlich unterzeichneten Gegenseitigkeitsvertrags zwischen dem US-amerikanischen Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) und der VG WORT ermöglicht die Lizenz die Nutzung des CCC Repertoires sowie deutscher Werke. Lesen Sie die Vollversion.
June 12, 2012
Das Seminar vermittelt die juristischen Grundkenntnisse, die im Umgang mit urheberrechtlich schutzfähigen Werken unbedingt erforderlich sind. Ziel des Seminars ist der mühelose und kompetente alltägliche Umgang mit diesen Werken und den dazugehörigen Rechten.
April 27, 2012
Email, intranets, databases, collaboration platforms - employees in all kinds of organizations reuse and share published information on a daily basis. Collaboration is essential in modern, efficient companies, and digital sharing of copyright-protected content is one of its major components. This routine sharing, however, represents a very specific challenge when it comes to obtaining the necessary permissions to do so. Copyright compliance can get more complicated when employees reuse both domestic and international materials across borders, in multiple countries. RightsDirect's Joerg Weizendoerfer speaks with Joint CEOs Rainer Just and Robert Staats about the new VG WORT Digital Copyright License, how CCC and RightsDirect are involved, the publications and content uses the license covers and how it fits into the German copyright system. Listen now.
March 22, 2012
Across Europe, magazine publishers have greeted the arrival of the Apple iPad with cheers. As media consumption of such tablets and other handheld devices grows in popularity, publishers see an opportunity to establish new business models for digital news and entertainment. Subscriptions and app purchases are among the ways magazines hope to engage readers and remain economically sustainable. Keynote speaker at the Future Media Lab conference in Brussels Juan Señor wryly observed that if publishers are to be successful, consumers may come to equate iPad with iPay. RightsDirect's Victoriano Colodrón spoke with EMMA's (European Magazine Media Assocation) Executive Director, Max von Abendroth about the impact of the iPad in publishing and how some in the industry are looking at new business models for transaction selling (one or two articles versus the entire publication). Listen now.
February 6, 2012
RightsDirect to offer new VG WORT Digital Copyright License to German organizations
German copyright collective management society, VG WORT, has developed a license and concluded a new business arrangement with Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) to meet the licensing needs of German organizations and their worldwide subsidiaries. RightsDirect is the licensing agent in Germany for VG WORT.
The new VG WORT Digital Copyright License simplifies copyright compliance by providing employees of German organizations and their worldwide subsidiaries with the rights to share content around the world from millions of German and international information sources while respecting the intellectual property rights of others.
The new license includes rights from more than 12,000 international rightsholders as well as 400,000 German authors and publishers including Beck, Thieme, Springer, De Gruyter and Hanser.
Learn more about the VG WORT Digital Copyright License.
January 23, 2012
It’s a decade since the European Commission set out to create a uniform regime in Europe for intellectual property rights. For the tenth anniversary of that important effort – the 2001 InfoSoc Directive – the Commission presented in 2011 a new strategic approach, linking promotion and protection of IP rights as a way to boost creativity and innovation.
“One of the things the Commission said they would focus on was to push for a solution for multi-territorial licensing in Europe,” Victoriano Colodron of RightsDirect, CCC’s European subsidiary, explained to CCC’s Chris Kenneally. “They clearly see that there is a market gap – there is a problem. European citizens in one country cannot access efficient licensing solutions online for digital content across all member states. And the Commission is very much committed to solving that. That’s going to have huge implications in the copyright arena in Europe.”
The two spoke recently in a review of developments over the last 12 months in copyright law and legislation in France, Great Britain, and around the Continent. Colodron is the occasional host of special programs from RightsDirect within the Beyond the Book series. From 2000 to 2010, he held the post of Deputy CEO for CEDRO, the Spanish Reproduction Rights Organization. Listen now.
December 27, 2011
Not only publishers feel the impact of the digital revolution. For better and for worse, authors around the world face new questions and new challenges brought by the Internet and the rise of social media. Personal branding and marketing; new income sources and remuneration schemes; copyright protection and licensing; even the act of writing itself – all these are evolving into new forms. But are the changes happening the same way for every region of the world, whether in bigger and smaller countries, or in language communities of different sizes?
As part of special programming within Beyond the Book from RightsDirect, the European subsidiary of Copyright Clearance Center, Victoriano Colodrón speaks with Natalie Ariën of VAV, the Flemish Authors’ Association, representing the interests of Dutch-speaking authors from the Flanders region of Belgium. Listen now.
December 14, 2011
In the November/December issue of ONLINE Magazine, RightsDirect's Victoriano Colodron discusses collective licensing around the world. Read article.
December 5, 2011
RightsDirect and Copyright Clearance Center in collaboration with STM to host day-long forum on Data Mining and Text Mining.
RightsDirect, CCC and STM (the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers) have assembled a group of industry thought leaders, policy makers and executives for a day-long forum on Data Mining and Text Mining. This discussion will cover technology options, business and rights management issues and future benefits to research and discovery. Please note: This event is by invitation only.
The forum will take place on 8 March, 2012 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Learn more about the event.
November 28, 2011
Join Kim Zwollo as he speaks on Digital Reuse Rights in a fast-changing Publishing Environment: Users' Demands and Licensing Options for Publishers. Session is on Tuesday, 24 January from 13:30 to 15:30.
October 19, 2011
Bringing together copyright experts, entrepreneurs, and business leaders, the panel session on “Copyright Infrastructure for Business Models Online” covered many issues related to copyright in a digital world which provoked intense reactions from audience members and a lively debate.
October 14, 2011
RightsDirect Executive Director Victoriano Colodron speaks at WIPO conference on Copyright Infrastructure for Business Models on Line
Madrid-based Victoriano Colodron speaks at WIPO conference about the complexities of rights licensing, rights management, royalty allocation and how Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) solves for these challenges.
September 26, 2011
RightsDirect Executive Director Victoriano Colodron Speaks with Javier Celaya in Anticipation of the International Book Fair LIBER in Madrid Oct. 5. Available in English and Spanish.
As part of RightsDirect's special programming within Beyond the Book, Madrid-based Victoriano Colodrón spoke recently with Javier Celaya, on the line from his own office in Madrid at Dosdoce.com, in anticipation of the international book fair LIBER coming to their city on October 5.
August 11, 2011
A new French language version of the Copyright Across Borders video has been posted to the RightsDirect website at www.rightsdirect.com. The video, produced by RightsDirect parent company Copyright Clearance Center, discusses the complexities of copyright laws and licensing around the world and the implications of employees sharing content in the workplace.
July 21, 2011
Continuing special programming from Europe by RightsDirect for Beyond the Book, Victoriano Colodrón speaks from Madrid, Spain, to UK-based Angela Mills Wade, Executive Director of the European Publishers Council. She details the EPC’s submission to the European Commission for “A Big Idea for the Digital Agenda.”
May 31, 2011
In the current edition of WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Magazine, RightsDirect's Victoriano Colodron discusses the copyright compliance challenges businesses face when sharing content and effective solutions to help companies address these challenges.
May 24, 2011
From Madrid, where he works as executive director of RightsDirect, CCC’s European subsidiary, Victoriano Colodron speaks with UK-based Geraldine Clement-Stoneham, board member of SLA Europe, to talk about the copyright-related challenges facing special librarians and information professionals.
April 27, 2011
Please be sure to register for the Challenges of Copyright in a Global Environment webinar on 24 May at 15:00 CET. Featuring an overview of global copyright fundamentals, this hour long session focuses on the complexities of global copyright in today’s international corporate environment. The program will also feature a question and answer session.
This session marks the beginning of copyright educational offerings from RightsDirect. Register now.
March 29, 2011
RightsDirect's Kate Alzapiedi to Attend the Special Libraries Association (SLA) 2011 Annual Conference (Philadelphia, 12-15 June)
Please be sure to stop by the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) booth (#1215) to speak with Kate. To arrange a meeting in advance of the conference, please contact her at email@example.com.
March 29, 2011
RightsDirect to Exhibit at the Annual Conference of the European Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (Berlin May 29-31)
Please stop by the RightsDirect stand to speak with Kim Zwollo (General Manager of RightsDirect) and Kate Alzapiedi (Business Development Director). To arrange a meeting in advance of the conference, please contact a RightsDirect representative at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 29, 2011
RightsDirect's Kate Alzapiedi to Attend the International Trademark Association (INTA) 2011 Annual Meeting (San Francisco, May 14-18)
Please be sure to stop by the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) booth (#922) to speak with Kate. To arrange a meeting in advance of the conference, please contact her at email@example.com.
March 17, 2011
Copyright Across Borders Video - Now Available in German Language
A new German language version of the Copyright Across Borders video has been posted to the RightsDirect website at www.rightsdirect.com. The video, produced by RightsDirect parent company Copyright Clearance Center, discusses the complexities of copyright laws and licensing around the world and the implications of employees sharing content in the workplace.
January 31, 2011
With the launch last fall of RightsDirect, CCC's European subsidiary, Copyright Clearance Center is looking to meet better the needs of multinational corporate customers." As Kim Zwollo, RightsDirect’s general manager explains to Chris Kenneally, "One of the challenges larger companies who operate in different countries face is all those different copyright laws in all those different countries. If as a company, you want to do the right thing, it's really a very complex mix of rules out here."
January 28, 2011
In Geneva, Switzerland, at the headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organization, representatives of governments, public institutions, universities, along with many others interested in copyright licensing practices, all gathered in November 2010 for Facilitating Access to Culture in the Digital Age.
September 7, 2010
Copyright Clearance Center Expands Presence in Europe, Opens RightsDirect
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a not-for-profit organization that is a leading provider of copyright licensing solutions, announced the opening of its European subsidiary, RightsDirect. To better meet the needs of multinational corporate customers, CCC has hired Kim Zwollo as General Manager; Victoriano Colodrón as Executive Director, Collective Licensing and Operations; and Kate Alzapiedi as Business Development Director.