What am I purchasing?
When you use CCC’s Pay-Per-Use Services, you're purchasing permission to reuse text-based copyrighted content that you already have in your possession. Copyright Clearance Center does not supply content. For example, you need to photocopy an article from a popular newspaper you are reading and want to distribute those copies to others. CCC’s Pay-Per-Use Services provide you with the permission to reproduce and distribute the copyrighted material. You will obtain a license that specifies the terms and conditions of the permission type that you selected for the use and distribution of content from a specific publication.