The NLA is keen to assist other countries in leveraging the full benefits of the eClips platform and associated publisher services.
Discussions are underway with publishers and reproductive rights organisations (RROs) in various countries.
Case Study: France
The NLA is running a pilot of the full eClips platform for the French rights management company, CFC. In this pilot, content from leading French titles are being processed through eClips and made available to French media monitoring companies and publishers.
Denis Noël, CFC Managing Director, said “As technology develops, licensing organisations have an opportunity to implement services in the interest of rights holders, that help users, intermediaries and publishers increase efficiency and quality. By working with the NLA’s established eClips platform, CFC expect to bring real benefits to information users in France and abroad quickly and efficiently.”
Andrew Hughes, NLA Commercial Director, said “Developing and sharing common standards will help publishers by lowering the costs of innovation. The information businesses built on their content benefit from easier and faster access. The logic for working in broader groups is very clear. NLA is very happy to be working with CFC, and look forward to working more closely with other publisher organisations in future”.
CFC (www.cfcopies.com) is the French national licensing agency for newspapers, magazines and books, owned by press publishers, book publishers and authors. CFC has a large experience of licensing reprographic rights to the educational sector and businesses and government. CFC started licensing digital rights in 2002, and now collects more royalties from digital uses than reprographic uses in the business and government sector.
Publishers or RROs interested in learning more about working with the eClips Platform should contact:
Andrew Hughes, NLA Commercial Director, 020 7332 9359, firstname.lastname@example.org