Relationship extends access to Japanese medical articles and citations to pharmaceutical researchers and institutions around the world

DANVERS, Mass., October 2, 2017 – RightsDirect, a subsidiary of Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), today announced they are partnering with Meteo Inc., a leading provider of Japanese medical information. Using RightFind® and RightsLink® offerings available through CCC and RightsDirect, Meteo will expand global sales of its articles and help increase the company’s brand awareness for content aggregation to the worldwide market.

With the new arrangement, over one million medical articles and citations in Meteo’s Medical Online subscription are integrated into RightFind, a content workflow solution offering secure, cloud-based access to content, as part of its repository. Additionally, rights to Meteo’s content are added to the Republication License Service, available through, the most comprehensive source for clearing broad republication permissions.

“Our partnership with Meteo not only enriches RightFind’s content repository and provides rights to articles through RightsLink for our users, but aligns with CCC’s mission to generate new revenue opportunities for rightsholders in Japan and around the world,” said Tracey Armstrong, CEO, CCC. “We look forward to building this relationship and growing the content and rights access for our users who work tirelessly to move pharmaceutical research forward. This arrangement also demonstrates CCC’s further commitment to the Japanese market by enabling seamless access to more than one million medical articles in the Japanese language for RightFind end users.”

RightFind streamlines access to STM research databases, literature, corporate repositories and personal files, while at the same time reducing the cost of managing and hosting these information resources. The solution integrates seamlessly with CCC’s Annual Copyright License to make copyright-compliant collaboration easier for users.

“We are very pleased to make a partnership with CCC/RightsDirect. This partnership opens up an opportunity for us and Japanese rightsholders to access the global market through CCC/RightsDirect’s trusted and global channel,” said Mr. Yuji Tahara, CEO, Meteo Inc. “It also solves our common customer challenges: to provide and manage both Japanese and English articles in a simple, easy and copyright-compliant way.”

Meteo content in RightFind is available to users now, with Japanese content rights coming to Republication License Service later this month.

About CCC

A pioneer in voluntary collective licensing, CCC helps organizations integrate, access, and share information through licensing, content, software, and professional services. With expertise in copyright, information management, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, CCC and its subsidiary RightsDirect collaborate with stakeholders to design and deliver innovative information solutions that power decision-making by harnessing information from a wide variety of data sources and content assets.


Established in 2000, Meteo Inc., as a leading provider of Japanese medical information, has been operating Medical*Online. The database was launched in 2001 and serves 1,000,000 end-users in Japan.