That’s what Creative Commons Vice President Mike Linksvayer says about CCC’s Ozmo.com in a short take from a recent interview with Chris Kenneally for an upcoming Beyond the Book podcast.
The full interview is scheduled for release on February 2, ahead of the UGCX (User Generated Content Expo) conference opening in San Jose on February 9.
Copyright Clearance Center, the world’s largest provider of copyright licensing solutions, has announced the beta launch of Ozmo (www.ozmo.com), a web-based service that makes it easy for independent content creators to license the use of their work for commercial purposes and for content users to tap into the wealth of user-generated content found online.
Ozmo puts artists and writers in control. They select their license terms and set the price for the use of their content. Then, CCC puts its three decades of licensing expertise to work. CCC handles the entire licensing process and all payments go through Amazon’s Flexible Payment Service when a license is purchased. With Ozmo, buyers know instantly that they have the right to use the content and sellers know how their content is being used.
There are no set-up fees with Ozmo and content creators can license as much content as they want. Payment is collected from the buyer when the rights are purchased. Ozmo even helps sellers track and manage sales and buying trends. Ozmo supports the Creative Commons CC+ protocol for bridging the gap between commercial and non-commercial licensing. Content creators can apply the Creative Commons link for non-commercial use, and the Ozmo link for commercial use.