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CCC Facts

  • Not-for-profit organization started in 1978 by a collaboration of content creators, content publishers and content users.
  • Provides licenses to academic institutions, businesses and other organizations for the rights to share copyrighted material, while compensating authors, publishers and other content creators for the use of their works.
  • Named to EContent Magazine's EContent 100 list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry for 4 straight years.
  • Joined Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and six other organizations that were named by research specialist Outsell as one of "10 to watch" in the search, aggregation and syndication segment.
  • Provides licenses and other services to more than 400 of the Fortune 500 companies.
  • Licenses millions of content users in more than 180 countries.
  • Co-founded the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations (IFRRO), an international network of reproduction rights organizations with bilateral agreements for the exchange of rights and royalties worldwide.
  • Paid more than $1 billion in royalties to rightsholders over the last 10 years.