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Customers to use Instant Permissions at end of October

Frankfurt, 6 October 2017 – Customers in Germany currently using the FBM RightsLink platform, which is operated by Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), will transfer to IPR License’s Instant Permissions service at the end of the month. For Frankfurter Buchmesse, the aim behind the move to IPR License is to have the full range of services in one system, rather than developing and managing two systems independently. CCC is part owner of IPR License and fully supports this transition.

Jane Tappuni, General Manager of IPR License, said: “The idea is to have one platform that serves all needs, so our customers – whether they are in Germany, the UK or further afield – will be able to sell and purchase translation rights through Instant Rights, and now complete permissions deals through Instant Permissions as well. We continue to work with our colleagues at CCC, who have been our partners for a while now, and we look forward to maintaining that close association.”

FBM and CCC see the move from FBM RightsLink to IPR License as an opportunity to help customers who have been required to use separate platforms for translation rights and permission rights.

Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, added: “At the Book Fair we are constantly striving to update and improve the services that we offer and, by moving across to this new system, FBM RightsLink customers will continue to receive all the benefits they did before and top-rate service.’

“We are confident that migrating customers from the FBM RightsLink platform to IPR License’s Instant Permissions, which provides a one-stop resource for both translation rights and permission transactions, will provide a streamlined experience that best serves IPR’s, FBM’s, and CCC’s mutual customers and members, as our organisations continue to work together for their benefit,” said Darren Gillgrass, Director, Rightsholder Products and Services at Copyright Clearance Center. “We will look forward to continuing to partner with IPR License to help ensure a smooth transition and support ongoing needs.”

About CCC
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a global leader in content management, licensing, discovery and delivery solutions. Through its relationships with those who use and create content, CCC drives market-based solutions that fuel research, power publishing and respect copyright. With its subsidiaries RightsDirect and Ixxus, CCC provides solutions for millions of people from the world’s largest companies and academic institutions. in a new window)
About IPR License
IPR License is the first fully transactional rights and licensing marketplace within the publishing industry. It was founded in 2012, when a gap was identified in the market for a dedicated online platform on which publishing rights-holders could complete domestic and international licensing deals. In May 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair made a significant investment in IPR License, and in April 2016 it acquired control of the company, with Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) keeping its minority stake. IPR License has over 500 members listing their rights online, and a large, international subscriber base of rights buyers. Since IPR License was launched, rights listing have been viewed in 201 countries across 168 languages. in a new window) Twitter: @IPRLicense

About the Frankfurter Buchmesse
The Frankfurter Buchmesse is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with over 7,150 exhibitors from 106 countries, around 278,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and approximately 10,000 accredited journalists of which 2,400 are bloggers – in attendance. It also gathers key players from other media, including the film and games industries. Since 1976, the Frankfurter Buchmesse has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. The Frankfurter Buchmesse organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets. With its Business Club, the Frankfurter Buchmesse offers essential services and an ideal setting for the activities of publishers, entrepreneurs, pioneers, experts and visionaries. Founded in 2016, THE ARTS+ is a business festival for creatives, investors, publishers, museums, tech companies, that takes place at Frankfurter Buchmesse. The Frankfurter Buchmesse is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association. in a new window)

Contact for the media:
Press & Corporate Communications, Frankfurter Buchmesse
Katja Böhne, Vice President Marketing & Communications, tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-138, in a new window)
Kathrin Grün, Head of Press & Communications, Tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-170, in a new window)
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