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Copyright Clearance Center Named To EContent's Top 100; Rightslink Service Lauded as Rights Management Leader.

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DANVERS, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2002

For the second straight year, Copyright Clearance Center has been selected by EContent magazine as one of the top 100 companies in the digital content industry. The list is featured in the publication's December issue.

EContent identified Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the leading licensing agent for publishers, authors and other rightsholders, as a leader in content rights services. The magazine specifically cited Rightslink(TM), CCC's rights management solution. Rightslink enables users to license copyrighted articles directly from the online point of content--without leaving the publisher's Web site. One of the fastest growing rights management services, Rightslink is featured on hundreds of online publications from a wide range of publishers. Publishers featuring Rightslink on their sites include Dow Jones, The New York Times Company, CMP, Inc., MSNBC and two recent additions, American Health Consultants and over 30 Knight Ridder Digital newspapers nationwide.

"Copyright Clearance Center has been meeting the rights management needs of publishers and users for over 25 years," said Bob Weiner, CCC's vice president, licensing and rightsholder relations. "Rather than develop technology that simply 'locks down' content, CCC makes it easier for end users to access the content they want, while at the same time ensuring that rightsholders are fairly compensated for their work. Rightslink is the most recent example of our view on how best to serve both publishers and end users."

About Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, is the world's largest licensing agent for text reproduction rights and provider of many licensing services for reproducing copyrighted materials in print and electronic formats. The company was formed in 1978 to facilitate compliance with U.S. copyright law. CCC currently manages rights relating to over 1.75 million works and represents more than 9,600 publishers and hundreds of thousands of authors and other creators, directly or through their representatives. CCC-licensed customers in the U.S. number over 10,000 corporations and subsidiaries (including most of the Fortune 100 companies), as well as thousands of government agencies, law firms, document suppliers, libraries, academic institutions, copy shops and bookstores. CCC is a board member of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) and has bilateral agreements with reproduction rights organizations in 14 countries worldwide, under which it repatriates fees for overseas use of U.S. works. CCC can be found on the World Wide Web at copyright.com.

Copyright Clearance Center and the CCC logo are registered trademarks of Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. Rightslink is a trademark of Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.
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