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Jack Hoeft Elected Chairman of the Board by Copyright Clearance Center.

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DANVERS, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 9, 2001

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the world's largest licensing agent for text reproduction rights, announced today the election of Jack Hoeft as chairman of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Hoeft was formerly chairman and chief executive officer of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., and served a two-year term as chairman of the Association of American Publishers.

In making the announcement of Hoeft's election, Joseph S. Alen, CCC's president and CEO, said, "We are extremely pleased to have Jack heading up our board. His expertise in publishing and his impressive achievements in diverse senior executive roles will play an integral part in CCC's growth and development."

"For over two decades CCC has been successfully achieving a delicate balance between the rights of copyright holders and the public's need for quick and easy access to copyrighted works," said Jack Hoeft. "I'm pleased to become a part of this outstanding organization that serves everyone in the publishing industry."

Hoeft was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Book Foundation and Literacy Partners, and an officer of the Bertelsmann World of Expression Foundation. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Hungry Minds, Inc. and Bushnell, Inc., and a Trustee of The University of Dayton.

About Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc., the largest licenser of photocopy reproduction rights in the world, was formed in 1978 to facilitate compliance with U.S. copyright law. CCC provides licensing systems for the reproduction and distribution of copyrighted materials in print and electronic formats throughout the world. The company 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 92 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 member of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) and has bilateral agreements with reproduction rights organizations in 13 countries worldwide, under which it repatriates fees for overseas use of U.S. works. CCC can be found on the World Wide Web at www.copyright.com.
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