Embedded Metadata

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Creative Commons licenses are attached to Web pages. But we also want our licenses to be useful for materials distributed in file formats around the Net. The protocol described here works for many filetypes.

If your software does not transparently support embedding CC license metadata (you should only have to select a license), do not attempt to do it yourself (it will be a frustrating experience).

Technical Explanation

See Nonweb Tagging, and for specific formats, see MP3 and XMP (PDF, JPEG, video).