July 16, 2014

Welcome to engineering.copyright.com

Welcome to the blog of the Engineering team at Copyright.com. We are very pleased to announce the creation of this site where we can share, with all developers and engineers around the world, the results of our technical work and our experiences with software systems and services.

First of all, I would like to tell you a few words about who we are. Our company is Copyright Clearance Center, or briefly CCC. If you haven’t heard of us up to now, do not worry. The good news is that you are here now!

CCC was created in 1978 and is well known in the publishing industry. We are a global rights broker for the world’s most sought after materials – such as in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, images, blogs and eBooks – CCC makes it easy for businesses and academic institutions to use copyright-protected materials by creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work for everyone.

Now, you may wonder, what does this have to do with you, a software engineer? Well, aside from the breadth and depth of knowledge with regard to copyright, we build great software at CCC, and this blog is exclusively focused on the methodologies and the technologies that we use to do that. We have been using state-of-the-art open source software and implementing software best practices, for quite awhile now. It is time to share that with you and give back to the community. 

Our posts will fall roughly into four categories:

  1. Opinion pieces
  2. Reviews of software libraries
  3. Case studies
  4. Series (e.g. Tips & Tricks)

An indicative, definitely not exhaustive, list of knowledge areas that our topics will cover is the following:

  • Software Engineering (e.g. Agile, the SEMAT Kernel)
  • Cloud Computing (e.g. AWS, VMware)
  • UI software libraries (e.g. jQuery, D3, Backbone.js)
  • General software libraries (e.g. Spring, ApacheMQ, Drools)
  • DevOps (e.g. Jenkins, Chef, Vagrant, Test Kitchen, Cloudify)
  • Software Configuration Management (e.g. Git, Artifactory)
  • Data Mining (e.g. classification, clustering, IR, recommendations)
  • Programming on the JVM (e.g. Java, Groovy, Scala)
  • General Computing (e.g. Lustre, BeeGFS)
  • Database technologies (e.g. PostgreSQL, MongoDB)

If you have any questions, or you are interested in working with us, please, feel free to contact us through this blog or via email (developers AT copyright DOT com). We would love to hear from you.


Babis Marmanis

CTO & VP, Engineering

Copyright Clearance Center