Copyright Clearance Center Launches Copyright Labs

Dec 14, 2007

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a provider of copyright licensing solutions, announced the launch of Copyright Labs, a testing ground for new services, applications, and products. The site launched with three applications already available: A copyright permission utility that makes it easier to license content found when using Internet Explorer; A capability for Firefox browser users who want to license content found via Google Scholar; and A tool that helps publishers implement the Automated Content Access Protocol (ACAP) standard for communicating access permission rules and rights information to search engines. Tools available at Copyright Labs are free, and some are being released as open source applications, providing an open, collaborative environment. Visitors can test-drive prototypes, modify and build on them, experiment with new ideas and suggest improvements.