Copyright Clearance Center Distributes More Than $188.7 Million to Rightsholders in FY’13

Not-For-Profit Pays Out $1.4 Billion Over Previous Ten Years

Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work for everyone, has announced a record royalty payment of $188.7 million to rightsholders in FY’13, an increase of more than 5% over the $179.4 million paid the previous year. During the last ten years, CCC has distributed $1.4 billion to rightsholders.

“As the digital information age matures, publishers and authors face a range of opportunities and challenges,” said Miles McNamee, Vice President, Licensing and Business Development, CCC.  “Our goal is to continue helping rightsholders maximize every opportunity throughout the content life cycle as more than a rights-licensing provider, but also as a partner helping authors and publishers protect their intellectual property, control costs and generate new revenue.”

CCC provides licensing solutions to rightsholders through several solutions — RightsLink®, Open Access and APC Management, Annual and Pay-Per-Use Licensing Services, and the  Republication Service.

About Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), with its subsidiaries RightsDirect and Ixxus, is a global leader in content workflow, document delivery, text and data mining and rights licensing technology for thousands of publishers, businesses and academic institutions. CCC’s solutions provide anytime, anywhere content access, usage rights and information management while promoting and protecting the interests of copyright holders. CCC serves more than 35,000 customers and over 12,000 copyright holders worldwide and manages more than 950 million rights from the world’s most sought-after journals, books, blogs, movies and more. The company has locations in the US, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Romania and Japan.