There are a variety of ways to mark audio. One option is an audio bumper – a brief sound clip at the beginning or end of your audio work that states the author(s) and CC license. If you record your own audio bumper, be sure to include the full URL to the license and/or the full name of the license (including version number). A copyright notice stating the author(s), date, and copyright should also be included.
Another way to mark audio is with a CC marker – a graphic or line of text stating the license – next to the file (on a webpage) or in the liner notes (for physical media). For more information about CC markers, see Marking Image.
How to create your own audio bumper
An audio bumper is a brief sound clip at the beginning or end of an audio work that states the license the work is under and the author(s). Be sure to include the following if you record your own audio bumper:
- Get a license from http://creativecommons.org/license
- Include the full URI to the license and/or the full name of the license (including version #)
- Include a copyright statement with the date and author(s).
- May be followed by "Some Rights Reserved"
- © 2007, Name
- © 2007, Name. Some Rights Reserved.
- Check out user submitted bumpers for examples & to contribute your own bumper.
Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under LICENSE. © 2007, AUTHOR(S). Some Rights Reserved.
Metadata: Machine-readable information embedded within the audio file that tells your computer and mp3 player what license a work is under.