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RightsDirect, a European subsidiary of the Copyright Clearance Center, provides copyright licensing solutions to multinational corporations.

Through its own special programming within CCC’s podcast series, RightsDirect brings the voices of European and international experts to the ongoing conversation about publishing and copyright.

BTB #275: Copyright On the Continent

It’s a decade since the European Commission set out to create a uniform regime in Europe for intellectual property rights. For the tenth anniversary of that important effort – the 2001 InfoSoc Directive – the Commission presented in 2011 a new strategic approach, linking promotion and protection of IP rights as a way to boost […]

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BTB #270: For Authors, A Changing World, in Europe & Beyond

Not only publishers feel the impact of the digital revolution. For better and for worse, authors around the world face new questions and new challenges brought by the Internet and the rise of social media. Personal branding and marketing; new income sources and remuneration schemes; copyright protection and licensing; even the act of writing itself […]

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BTB #258: How Social Media Is Keeping Alive the Journal Article

Scholarly communication is rapidly changing, and information managers in private companies and other sectors are finding new ways to serve their users. Social media, mobile devices, data mining, semantic technologies and other developments are creating a whole new environment for publishing. Yet the old standby – the journal article— seems to have no real rival […]

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Les réseaux sociaux, un nouvel allié pour l’article scientifique

La communication scientifique est en train de changer très rapidement, et les professionnels de l’information dans les entreprises privées et d’autres secteurs cherchent des nouvelles façons d’offrir des services à leurs usagers. Les réseaux sociaux, les appareils mobiles, le data mining, les technologies sémantiques et d’autres développements sont en train de construire un nouvel environnement […]

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BTB #254: Balancing Act in Geneva

An international conference slated for Geneva October 13-14 will examine the sometimes contentious relationship between copyright information and infrastructure, and access to knowledge. Organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization or WIPO, the two-day program will tackle questions related to so-called “orphan works” and the linkage between protecting intellectual property rights and preserving the public […]

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BTB #253: New Digital Accent Is Spanish

It’s been a hot summer in Spain, and we’re not talking only about the weather. Interest in digital publishing in Spanish is heating up fast. With the English speaking e-book market consolidating, the main international players in digital content distribution are now paying increasing attention to the tremendous global market opportunity in Spanish, the third […]

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La edición digital habla ahora español

El verano ha sido muy caluroso en España, y no nos referimos solo al tiempo. El interés por la edición digital en español se ha convertido en una cuestión candente. Ahora que el mercado de los libros electrónicos en inglés se está consolidando, las principales empresas internacionales en el campo de la distribución de contenidos […]

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BTB #245: The Answer to the Machine

Are content creators and the creative industries taking full advantage of digital technologies to streamline copyright permissions and boost their businesses online? In Europe, a proposed alliance of creative industries aims to build the essential technological framework for a modern approach to rights management. “The Answer to the Machine” – they propose – “ is […]

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BTB #237: Global Copyright Challenges

Increasingly, information professionals are called on to be global copyright experts in their organizations. How can they best ensure that end-users have access to copyrighted material while respecting the intellectual property rights of content creators? From Madrid, where he works as executive director of RightsDirect, CCC’s European subsidiary, Victoriano Colodron speaks with UK-based Geraldine Clement-Stoneham, […]

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BTB #209: A World of Copyright

With the launch last fall of RightsDirect, CCC’s European subsidiary, Copyright Clearance Center is looking to meet better the needs of multinational corporate customers.” As Kim Zwollo, RightsDirect’s general manager explains to Chris Kenneally, “One of the challenges larger companies who operate in different countries face is all those different copyright laws in all those […]

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