2019 Velocity of Content Blog Year in Review: EU Copyright Directive, COUNTER Reporting Changes, and More Top Headlines from CCC

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As we close out 2019, Copyright Clearance Center is looking back at some of the year’s biggest stories on our Velocity of Content blog.

The European Copyright Directive

After four years of hearings, lobbying and negotiations (as well as demonstrations, both pro- and anti-), the European Union enacted a Directive to modernize copyright laws across its 28 Member States. The 2019 move was a significant step toward achieving a Digital Single Market across the Continent.

Check out CCC’s coverage of the European Copyright Directive:

COUNTER Reporting

At the start of 2019, COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources), an initiative formed by NISO (National Information Standards Organization), updated its code of practice. The COUNTER5 Code of Practice was rebuilt almost from scratch, and introduced a completely new structure with Master Reports and Standard Views, and a whole new set of metrics.

To understand what these changes entailed, we teamed up with NISO’s Irene Barbers on a three-part series that outlined the impacts of COUNTER5 on different types of content:

Events We Covered in 2019

CCC traveled the globe in 2019 to attend the industry’s biggest and best events, like the IFRRO World Congress, Frankfurt and London Book Fair, and so many more. Check out some of our dispatches:

Getting to know the CCC Team

In 2019, we expanded coverage on the Velocity of Content blog to include more about the personalities that make Copyright Clearance Center a great place to work.

We covered events like our second-annual We Not Me initiative where more than 500 employees across four countries participated in 24 charitable events over five days, talked about talked about our renewed commitment to customer experience, and introduced some of our teammates through fun Q&As:

On behalf of the entire Copyright Clearance Center team, we wish you a happy and healthy 2020. To make sure you’re up to speed on everything from our team in the new year, we encourage you to subscribe to receive our bi-weekly email updates with the latest from the Velocity of Content blog. 

Molly Buccini

Author: Molly Buccini

Molly Buccini is a marketing communications manager at CCC. Her background before CCC includes B2B content marketing and local news reporting. Outside of the office, she enjoys reading, traveling, and theater.

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