Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the rights licensing experts, is a global rights broker for the world’s most sought after materials, including in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, images, blogs and ebooks.

Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, CCC provides smart solutions that simplify the access and licensing of content that lets businesses and academic institutions quickly get permission to share copyright-protected materials, while compensating publishers and creators for the use of their content.

CCC has paid more than $1.3 billion in royalties to rightsholders over the past 10 years, and continues to provide information solutions to companies of all sizes, as well as academic institutions, law firms, healthcare organizations and government agencies.

In 2010, Copyright Clearance Center established RightsDirect, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CCC, to meet the needs of European-based countries. RightsDirect provides copyright compliance solutions for companies to re-use and share the most relevant print and digital content in books, journals, newspapers, magazines and images. As a rights licensing agent, RightsDirect represents the most important global publishers.

Based in Amsterdam, RightsDirect aims to work collaboratively with rightsholder associations and Reproduction Rights Organizations. Contact RightsDirect by phone at +31 20 312 0437 or email at

In 2012, CCC acquired Boston, MA-based Pubget, a solutions provider focused on simplifying the process of finding, managing and analyzing content. Together, Pubget and CCC provide custom information solutions to meet the content and rights licensing needs of markets worldwide.


China Publishing Group | Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P | Copyright Clearance Center | | Zhonghua Book Company | SDX Joint Publishing | China Publishing and Media Journal | CITIC PRESS GROUP •  China Story | 21st Century Publishing House | Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) | HB Entertainment | International Information Content Industry Association | The World of Chinese | Verlag C.H.Beck | Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt GmbH | Die Gestalten Verlag GmbH & Co. KG | Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co. KG | Horlemann Verlag | Luchterhand Verlag | Ullstein Buchverlage GmbH | GRÄFE UND UNZER | VIZ Media Europe Group (VME) | Goethe-Institut China | Frankfurt Book Fair | German Book Information Centre