Copyright Clearance Center, a nonprofit organization specializing in copyright licensing, announced the opening of RightsDirect, its European subsidiary. RightsDirect enables European rightsholders and users to access the voluntary licensing systems that have been available in the U.S. for many years. For instance, the Multinational License, sold through RightsDirect, includes the rights to share content worldwide from millions of information sources.
Staff hired to serve the needs of RightsDirect's multinational corporate consumers include Kim Zwolo as general manager, Victoriano Colodron as executive director of collective licensing and operations, and Kate Alzapiedi as business development director. All three staff members hold significant prior experience in the industry.