Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of licensing solutions, announces that CCC Board of Directors member Roy S. Kaufman will join as Managing Director of New Ventures, reporting to CEO Tracey Armstrong.
Based in New York, Kaufman will be responsible for expanding capabilities as CCC develops new services for authors, publishers and other rightsholders. His seat on CCC's Board of Directors will be vacated.
Prior to CCC, Kaufman served as lead counsel for the Scientific, Technical, Medical and Scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., working in all areas of licensing, contracts, strategic alliances and online publishing. The author of two books on publishing law, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Art Law Handbook, Kaufman speaks frequently on issues of copyright, artists' rights and anti-piracy, having presented to groups including: AAP's Rights and Permissions Advisory Committee, the New York City Bar Association, the Evangelical Christian Publisher's Association and Nurture Art. He has played a key role in the formation of publishing industry initiatives such as CrossRef and ORCID.
"I am so pleased that Roy will be moving from our Board of Directors into a more active daily role in shaping the future of CCC," said Armstrong. "His experiences as an author who has worked in publishing give him a perspective on the opportunities and challenges facing our industry. "
"Having been involved with CCC's business for many years, I am confident that we have the knowledge, resources and experience to continue providing solutions that meet today's evolving copyright environment and challenges," said Kaufman. "As the digital migration of content continues to gain speed, I look forward to playing an active role in helping the company expand its capabilities for our stakeholders."
About Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.
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, images, blogs and ebooks. Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, CCC provides smart solutions that simplify the licensing of content that lets businesses and academic institutions quickly get permission to use copyright-protected materials, while compensating publishers and content creators for the use of their works. For more information, visit www.copyright.com.