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, 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. 

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 licenxes to business organizations headquartered in any country in the world other than the USA, and authorizes the use of copyrighted works within the scope of its licenxes to those licenxees 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.

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