Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) developed an in-app licensing toolkit that allows RightsLink Plus and Premium-enabled publishers to add licensing options directly into their iOS apps. Previously, RightsLink gives viewers of a digital publication the option to conduct licensing transactions directly from the website. Now, content users can obtain necessary licensing directly within the iPhone or iPad app.
CCC places an embedded Get Permissions link within the app, as part of the existing workflow tasks. When the user clicks Share, the options list now includes the Get Permissions link, which is tied to the RightsLink service and offers a range of options to secure rights for the content. The first app to implement the toolkit is CHEST, the journal app for the American College of Chest Physicians.