Copyright Clearance Center Hosts Sixth Annual RightsLink® Roundtable

Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a firm dedicated to creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, recently brought publishers together for a forum at the Harvard Club in New York City for its sixth annual RightsLink® Roundtable to discuss and discover shared success, challenges, and new ideas for future development of the platform.

Attendees reviewed the RightsLink Product Roadmap and explored plans for reporting tools that reflect evolving business intelligence needs. Topics discussed included publisher administration tools, value-added opportunities in reporting, value-added opportunities in workflow, and vertical market opportunities.

For more than a decade, publishers of all sizes have depended on RightsLink’s powerful transactional service to facilitate permissions requests for copyrighted articles, images, mobile and new media content right from their websites. With RightsLink, publishers can eliminate costs associated with manual processing of online licensing, allowing permissions staff to focus on high-value activity. Each RightsLink implementation is configured to support the publisher’s unique business and pricing rules, and offers reporting tools that help publishers analyze their permissions business and identify areas of growth.

Publisher participants included AAAS, AIP, American Physical Society, ASCO, ASTM, BMJ, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Emerald Publishing Group, IEEE, Mass Medical, Nature Publishing Group, Oxford University Publishing, SAGE Publications, Springer, John Wiley & Sons, and Wolters Kluwer.

“Our publishers gave us outstanding feedback during the Roundtable,” said Darren Gillgrass, Director, Rightsholder Products and Services, CCC. “We heard a number of great ideas that will immediately impact our Product Roadmap decisions, both short- and long-term. Our team will continue to work closely with all of our customers to refine and enhance the RightsLink publisher and user experience.”

CCC plans to continue the Roundtable conversation with roadmap updates, topic-specific
webinars and individual follow-up discussions.

Beyond enhancements to RightsLink, CCC is taking additional steps to bring new value to its customers. In May, CCC acquired London-based Ixxus, a software professional services firm and leading provider of publishing solutions that reinvent the way organizations work with content.

About Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) builds unique solutions that connect content and rights in contextually relevant ways through software and professional services. CCC helps people navigate vast amounts of data to discover actionable insights, enabling them to innovate and make informed decisions. CCC, with its subsidiary RightsDirect, collaborates with customers to advance how data and information is integrated, accessed, and shared while setting the standard for effective copyright solutions that accelerate knowledge and power innovation. CCC is headquartered in Danvers, Mass. with offices across North America, Europe and Asia. To learn more about CCC, visit