Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of licensing solutions, has announced that the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world's leading professional organization representing physicians who care for people with cancer, recently integrated CCC's latest software development kit (SDK) to its Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of Oncology Practice iPad and iPhone app, to conduct mobile licensing transactions.
The free SDK, available for download on copyright.com/rightslinkmobile, provides a development library, documentation and a sample project that enables licensing integration in a matter of minutes for all RightsLink Plus and Premium publishers deploying iPhone and iPad apps.
When a reader of an article on the iPad or iPhone app version clicks on the share button at the top right corner of the screen, among the short list of options is "Get Permissions." Clicking that link opens a CCC branded window tied to its RightsLink service enabling a full range of options to secure copyright permission to the content. RightsLink is a licensing solution that enables rightsholders' to offer re-use and permissions for their digital content to users at the point-of-content wherever the content resides.
"This latest RightsLink SDK makes it easier than ever for publishers to integrate rights licensing into their mobile applications," said Diane Pierson, CCC Vice President, Marketing. "We are committed to offering licensing solutions wherever and however content is accessed."
According to Outsell, Inc. Vice President & Lead Analyst Ned May, "Increasingly, knowledge workers and other professional content consumers are migrating from the desktop PC to a range of mobile devices that include various ‘smartphones,' and now to the iPad. With this development of a ‘RightsLink-in-an-app' tool, CCC has taken a strategic path to follow content users wherever they go in order to deliver efficient and convenient licensing solutions."
May wrote in a recent Outsell article, "For researchers with the content they want and the occasional need to share this content formally, CCC's embedded link is perfectly placed. Occupying scarce and therefore precious real estate within the sharing functionality of an iOS app, this ‘Get Permissions' link sits alongside other standard workflow tasks…as such, it is a simple extension of an existing practice yet perfectly positioned to succeed. It would be surprising if this solution or something similar didn't become ubiquitous for every paid content provider targeting mobile devices."
The first installation of CCC's mobile licensing toolkit added a "get permissions" option within the iPad/iPhone app for CHEST, the highly regarded peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).
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.