The Linked Content Coalition (LCC) is an alliance to encourage the development of a standards infrastructure for the Creative Industries, their Intermediaries and Consumers.
The LCC has developed out of an earlier project dating back to October 2010 as a response to Commissioner Neelie Kroes call for “Big Ideas for the Digital Agenda” and aims to facilitate the more effective management of rights data on the internet through the development of a cross-media standardised communication layer.
The first stage of LCC defined the LCC framework covering the types of things that occupy the network, and their relationships; how to identify things in the network; how the rights data passes through the network; and how users access the data.
The second stage of LCC saw the creation of a not-for-profit consortium of standards bodies and registries in 2014. Its members are organizations who create and manage identifier, metadata and messaging standards for content of any media type. The aim of the LCC is to facilitate and expand the legitimate use of content in the digital network through the effective use of interoperable identifiers and metadata.
The LCC will support interoperability between the computer systems of any and all legitimate participants in the digital network, including creators, rightsholders, publishers, aggregators, rights and content exchanges, retailers, consumers, cultural institutions, (including libraries, museums and archives) and their agents and associations. It will focus primarily on rights-related data, but will cover descriptive and technical metadata issues where these are supportive of rights management.
Rightscom was involved throughout the development of the LCC Framework both co-ordinating the core data issues and the overall project management.
More information about LCC can be found here.