Copyright Clearance Center Launches Ozmo

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) announced the launch of Ozmo (www.ozmo.com), a web-based service that makes it easy for independent content creators like bloggers and photographers to license the use of their work for commercial purposes and for content users to tap into the wealth of user-generated content found online. Ozmo puts artists and writers in control. They select their license terms and set the price for the use of their content. Then, CCC handles the entire licensing process.

"Advances in digital technology have opened new commercial markets. OZMO provides an easy, fast and legally secure new channel for online sale and license," said Eugene Mopsik, executive director of the American Society of Media Photographers. "Ozmo's contributors and their customers will benefit from an e-commerce system based upon industry standards that simplify the licensing process."

Buyers, such as design firms, publishers, bloggers and other journalists, who want to tap in to the fresh content available through Ozmo, can do so by searching the Ozmo website or clicking on the Ozmo link wherever they find it online. With Ozmo, buyers know instantly that they have the right to use the content and sellers know how their content is being used.