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Expediting copyright permissions

To provide copyright permission online, Cambridge Journals, a division of Cambridge University Press, has chosen an online content licensing service, Rightslink, from Copyright Clearance Center.

Through the service, readers can obtain copyright permissions to share and distribute published materials directly from content pages online. The solution will automate many of the standard processes for Cambridge Journals’ Rights and Permissions team and identify requests that need personal assistance.

"Rightslink will play a significant role in our customer service strategy in this area," says Simon Ross, director of Cambridge Journals. "It allows customers to get permissions faster and relieves our staff from processing and managing the high volume of standard requests we receive. This will allow them to focus on expediting the higher-revenue requests. Of course, we are anticipating increased permissions revenues, and we expect to see the benefit from Rightslink immediately."

According to a press release from Copyright Clearance Center, Cambridge customers can access Rightslink and order permissions directly from Cambridge Journals Online, the company’s publishing and delivery platform. Most licenses will be processed and granted immediately, Copyright Clearance Center adds.

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