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When you select a license from the Creative Commons License Chooser, you're provided with HTML to place in your page. That HTML contains metadata which allows software to understand that you've applied a license to your work.

  • What? Metadata is data about data. RDF is a system for encoding metadata. The Semantic Web is the plan for adding RDF to the Web.
  • Why? It lets computers find works and use them in a variety of innovative ways.
  • . Figure out how to embed CC license metadata in your favorite formats.
  • Implement. Learn how to programatically read and write our metadata.
  • Extend. Get the detailed information on our use of RDF.
  • Contact. Send us your questions, comments, and results.