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 CCC

A pioneer in voluntary collective licensing, CCC (Copyright Clearance Center) helps organizations integrate, access, and share information through licensing, content, software, and professional services. With expertise in copyright and information management, CCC and its subsidiary RightsDirect collaborate with stakeholders to design and deliver innovative information solutions that power decision-making by helping people integrate and navigate data sources and content assets.