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July 17, 2024

Copyright Clearance Center CCC Pioneers Collective Licensing Solution for Content Usage in Internal AI Systems. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announced the availability of artificial intelligence re-use rights within its Annual Copyright Licenses, an enterprise-wide content licensing solution offering rights from millions of works to businesses that subscribe. The inclusion of AI re-use rights makes the ACL the first-ever collective licensing solution for the internal use of copyrighted materials in AI systems. The license enables participating rightsholders to fulfill the needs of companies that require an efficient way to legally acquire the rights to use copyrighted materials within AI systems for internal use. [Full Announcement].

June 5, 2024

Copyright Clearance Center CCC helps establish Leiden Institute for FAIR and Equitable Science (LIFES) as a Founding Member. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announced its collaboration with key industry stakeholders to launch the Leiden Institute for FAIR and Equitable Science. In recognition of the challenges that exist with data reuse within the global research community, LIFES is a joint effort by an international public-private partnership of eleven academic and private organizations to build a wide and diverse network of public and private members that want to incorporate FAIR data principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) and equitable data reuse within their organizations. [Full Announcement].

May 24, 2024

Copyright Clearance Center CCC to issue updates to market report on scholarly metadata at the Society for Scholarly Publishing annual meeting. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announces that the newest edition of The State of Scholarly Metadata report, which depicts the complexities and value of scholarly publishing metadata, will be made available at the 2024 Society for Scholarly Publishing 46th Annual Meeting 29-31 May at the Westin Boston Seaport District. [Full Announcement].

May 20, 2024

Copyright Clearance Center CCC named a Stevie Award winner for customer service department of the year in the 2024 American Business Awards. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, was named a Bronze Stevie Award winner for Customer Service Department of the Year in the 22nd annual American Business Awards. [Full Announcement].

April 12, 2024

Copyright Clearance Center CCC Appoints Dr. Daniel J. Gervais to its Board of Directors. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announced the election of international intellectual property and artificial intelligence law expert Dr. Daniel J. Gervais to its Board of Directors. Gervais currently serves as the Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law at Vanderbilt University Law School, where he is also director of the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program and co-director of the Master of Laws Program. He is a member of the American Law Institute, serving as Associate Reporter on the Restatement of the Law Copyright Project. [Full Announcement].

March 6, 2024

Copyright Clearance Center CCC to host publisher panel on Copyright and AI at 2024 London Book Fair. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, will host, "Publishers, Copyright & AI: Taking Action" at the 2024 London Book Fair on Tuesday, 12 March, 10:30 – 11:00am GMT in the Tech Theatre.

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February 23, 2024

Copyright Clearance Center CCC to host town hall on copyright, artificial intelligence, and the training of large language models. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, will host the Town Hall event “The Heart of the Matter: Copyright, AI Training and LLMs” via LinkedIn Live on Thursday, 29 February, 2024. A panel of legal experts including Prof. Daniel Gervais, Vanderbilt University Law School, and Prof. Dr. Noam Shemtov, Queen Mary University of London, along with CCC's Executive Vice President & CTO, Babis Marmanis and Vice President, General Counsel Catherine Zaller Rowland will discuss how, and why, Large Language Model (LLM) training includes copying works – and why it matters for creators, publishers, research-driven companies, academic institutions, and researchers who are the end users of systems at these organizations. [Full Announcement].

February 2, 2024

Copyright Clearance Center CCC President and CEO Tracey Armstrong wins 2024 BIG Innovation Award. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announces that its President and CEO, Tracey Armstrong, was named a winner of the 2024 BIG Innovation Award recognizing organizations, products, and people bringing new ideas to life in innovative ways and presented by Business Intelligence Group. [Full Announcement].

January 26, 2024

Copyright Clearance Center CCC named customer service department of the year winner by Best in Biz Awards 2023 International. CC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, has been named a winner for the second year in a row for Customer Service Department of the Year by Best in Biz Awards 2023 International. [Full Announcement].

December 12, 2023

Copyright Clearance Center The Boston Globe names CCC a 2023 Top Place to Work in Massachusetts for third year in a row. , a pioneer in voluntary collective licensing, advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the large employer category for the third year in a row in the 15th annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. [Full Announcement].

October 31, 2023

Copyright Clearance Center CCC hosts annual We Not Me global volunteering event. CCC, a pioneer in voluntary collective licensing and leading information solutions provider, held its annual ‘We Not Me' global volunteering event as part of a year-round charity initiative about demonstrating the power of individual action to build community and support the common good. [Full Announcement].

October 23, 2023

Copyright Clearance Center CCC Hires Ian Palmer as Vice President, Marketing. CCC announced Ian Palmer as Vice President, Marketing, responsible for leading the company's international marketing communications strategy and driving global brand awareness for CCC information solutions. Palmer is an accomplished marketing and sales leader with more than two decades of experience working for software and service providers helping scholarly publishers, research-driven organizations, and knowledge workers that rely on Scientific, Technical, and Medical information. [Full Announcement].

October 19, 2023

Copyright Clearance Center CCC Hires Duncan Campbell as Executive Director. CCC, a pioneer in voluntary collective licensing and leading information solutions provider, announces Duncan Campbell has joined its Client Engagement and Business Development team as Executive Director. [Full Announcement].

October 10, 2023

Copyright Clearance Center CCC releases AI-enabled affiliation matching software powering open access publication modeling and analysis for publishers. CCC, the leading provider of Open Access workflow solutions, announces new data import capabilities and AI-enabled affiliation matching in its OA Agreement Intelligence modeling and analytics tool that provides publishers with a 360-degree view of disambiguated publication data to build accurate, transparent institutional offers regarding OA. OA Agreement Intelligence supports the import of publication data from subscriptions and non-RightsLink sources to further enhance the capability to analyze and compare various business scenarios. The solution combines sophisticated, AI-enabled, affiliation-matching technology and analytic capabilities, to reliably disambiguate institution affiliation and funder relationships. This empowers publishers to easily structure and negotiate OA agreements. [Full Announcement].

October 3, 2023

Copyright Clearance Center CCC to Host Virtual Town Hall on AI, Licensing, and the Path Forward. CCC will host a Town Hall via LinkedIn Live on “AI, Licensing, and the Path Forward” on Thursday, 12 October, 10:00 EDT/15:00 BST/16:00 CEST. CCC's Vice President, General Counsel Catherine Zaller Rowland and a panel of legal experts including Prof. Daniel Gervais, Bruce Rich, and Carlo Scollo Lavizarri will discuss how voluntary collective licensing can enable the use of large collections of copyrighted materials, and why AI technology providers must address important concerns about copyright, equity, transparency, and authenticity. [Full Announcement].

September 28, 2023

Copyright Clearance Center CCC pilots AI-disambiguated researcher and institution data in RightFind Navigate. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announces the availability of AI-disambiguated data and enriched metadata, for researchers and institutions, within RightFind Navigate through a pilot for its customers. CCC also announces several powerful new features of the RightFind Suite. RightFind Navigate's machine-learning driven semantic enrichment and advanced personalization features help users locate the most relevant information in scientific literature, clinical trials, patents, and many other sources. This pilot expands the data intelligence already available in RightFind Navigate with the introduction of disambiguated researcher and institution profiles. [Full Announcement].

September 13, 2023

Copyright Clearance Center Frontiers adopts CCC Ringgold Identify Database as its PID solution. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announced Gold Open Access publisher Frontiers has adopted the industry-leading Ringgold Identify Database as its Persistent Identifier solution to help power its OA models by normalizing and disambiguating organization data. [Full Announcement].

August 25, 2023

Copyright Clearance Center CCC and GO FAIR Foundation host forum on Building AI Strategies with FAIR Data. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, in partnership with the GO FAIR Foundation, will host its inaugural FAIR Forum on “The Evolving Role of Data in the AI Era” on 18 September at Poortgebouw, the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. With new AI services being introduced on an almost daily basis, the adoption of FAIR Data Principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) is more important than ever. This one-day in-person forum will provide leaders in research-intensive businesses with expert insights on the importance of FAIR data to successful AI initiatives. Participants will also benefit from practical advice and best practices related to FAIR implementations. [Full Announcement].

May 16, 2023

Copyright Clearance Center CCC Named a Stevie Award Winner for Customer Service Department of the Year in the 2023 American Business Awards. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, was named a Bronze Stevie Award winner for Customer Service Department of the Year in the 21st annual American Business Awards. [Full Announcement].

May 13, 2023

Copyright Clearance Center Ringgold and CCC cease operations of ProtoView. Ringgold and CCC will cease operations of the ProtoView service and Gull's Nest Books as of 31 March 2023. [Full Announcement].

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