RightsDirect, a subsidiary of CCC (Copyright Clearance Center), provides advanced information and data integration solutions to organizations throughout Europe and Asia.
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 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.
RightsDirect was established in Amsterdam in 2010. Since then, the RightsDirect team has worked closely with our reproduction rights organization (RRO) partners around the world to create licensing and content solutions that make copyright work globally. In 2014, RightsDirect expanded to Japan to enhance relationships with RROs in Japan and explore opportunities to advance copyright solutions for the Japanese business community jointly with Japan Academic Association for Copyright Clearance (JAC), based on the bilateral agreement between CCC and JAC.
RightsDirect acts as an agent for Copyright Clearance Center, Danvers, Massachusetts, USA. RightsDirect issues licenses to business organizations headquartered in any country in the world other than the USA, and authorizes use of copyrighted works within the scope of its licenses to those licensees employees located anywhere in the world (including the USA). RightsDirect has the legal form of a Besloten Vennootschap (BV). According to Dutch law, a BV cannot have members in the same sense that a collective management organization has members; thus, RightsDirect has no members.
"Effective and efficient research and development are a prerequisite for innovations as well as an important growth engine for BASF. The Multinational Copyright License allows our global research and development community to access and share articles they need, while remaining compliant."
Richard Trethewey, Vice President, Digitalization in R&D, Biosciences & Knowledge, BASF
“Having digital sharing rights is critical to the timely dissemination of scientific information and ensures compliance to corporate responsibility standards for all employees across the Roche Group."
Sven-Olaf Vogt, Pharma Research & Early Development, Global Head Scientific Information Management, F. Hoffmann-La Roche LTD
"With the help of the VG WORT Digital Copyright License, the reuse rights for millions of domestic and international publications can be acquired through the signing of a single contract. Thus, companies and authorities can easily ensure their employees aren’t infringing on copyright."
Prof. Christian Sprang, Legal Advisor, Börsenverein des deutschen Buchhandels E.V.
"By implementing the Multinational Copyright Licence, we are able to support international sharing of scientific information from a wide variety of publications and ensure global copyright compliance across Merck locations worldwide."
Wolfgang Ludwig, Leiter Scientific Information, Merck KGaA
"We want other people to respect our IP, so we have to respect the IP of others."
Jennifer T. Mills, Senior Intellectual Property Councel, Hewlett-Packard