The Creative Commons Metadata Scraper is a simple crawler used by the license engine to detect metadata stored in pages.
What it Does
When it Happens
When a creator or copyright holder selects a license, they have the opportunity to provide additional metadata about there work. This includes information such as creator and medium, as well as how the creator would like to be attributed. If this information is provided, it is encoded in the HTML generated using RDFa.
In order to provide more context relevant information for visitors, the license deeds load a script which looks at the referring page for metadata. If found, the metadata is used to update the deed and display additional attribution or CC+ details.
Contact Nathan Yergler with questions about the scraper.