Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a global rights broker for the world’s most sought after print and online content, from books, journals and newspapers to blogs and images.

CCC serves the interests of those who supply content as well as those who use it. Businesses, academic institutions and other organizations rely on our solutions for the rights to use and share copyrighted material. Publishers, authors and other rightsholders trust CCC to help them drive new bottom-line revenue from global and hard-to-reach markets, while reducing overhead costs and improving customer satisfaction.

Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, CCC provides international licensing expertise to organizations around the world in an effort to simplify licensing and support the intellectual property rights of content creators. CCC has paid more than $1 billion in royalties to rightsholders over the past 10 years.