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Copyright Clearance Center signs agreement with Science Press, the largest publisher of science, technical and medical journals and books in China

Press Release: Copyright Clearance Center [April 10, 2012]

Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of licensing solutions, announces an agreement with Science Press (SP), the largest publisher of Science, Technical and Medical (STM) journals and books in China.

Science Press joins The Journal of Chinese Integrated Medicine, Beijing Forestry University and Baishibeng Publishing Group as Chinese publishers using CCC's core services, the Annual Copyright License and Pay-Per-Use Services, for the licensing of their content.

"As the leading science publisher in China, we publish thousands of books and more than 200 scholarly journals, and constantly seek new ways to grow," said Lin Peng, President of China Science Publishing & Media Ltd. "We believe that CCC's services will help us expand into new markets and promote sustained healthy development."

"When rightsholders license their content through CCC, they maintain total control and gain insight into how their content is made available for reuse." said Miles McNamee, VP, Licensing and Business Development, CCC. "Our solutions simplify the licensing process, making it easier for content users to obtain and pay for the permissions they need."

The Science Press agreement was brokered by global publishing services company, The Charlesworth Group, which CCC hired to expand its services into Chinese language rights licensing and to help Chinese publishers reach new global secondary rights markets and better understand copyright and licensing opportunities.

The Annual Copyright License provides employees at more than 35,000 businesses in 180 countries the freedom to share content with each other while respecting the rights of copyright holders. Pay-Per-Use Services provide quick-and-easy rights licensing options for businesses, academic institutions, government agencies and others to use and share content in various formats, including digital use, print use and republication.

Science Press and other participating rightsholders also have access to RightsCentral, a secure online reporting and communications hub that helps manage rights, update pricing, respond to permission requests and track content usage.

Science Press was established in August 1954 through the merger of its predecessor, the Longmen Books Co. Ltd. (founded in 1930) and the Compilation & Translation Bureau of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In July 2011, China Science Publishing & Media Ltd. (CSPM) was officially founded, with Science Press as its main body.

About Copyright Clearance Center

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, movies, television shows, 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

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Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:April 10, 2012
Publisher:Copyright Clearance Center
Company: Copyright Clearance Center
Record Number:16724
Last Update:2024-06-02 03:13:37
Date Created:2012-04-10 10:11:26