Culture Program Associate
Tuesday, June 24 2008
What is c?
We’re a 501c3
We offer free legal and technology tools
that allow creators to publish their works on
more ﬂexible terms
Terms that allow public sharing, reuse, and
The Tension in Digital Media
Technology has changed the way
creative works are made, distributed,
Thenature of digital computer implicates
the right to copy.
Cheap easy software further implicates
the right to make derivative works.
Allowsbuilding metadata into XHTML
and other XML documents with attributes.
<a about=quot;/bar.jpgquot; rel=quot;licensequot;
ccRELis described in ccREL: The
Creative Commons Rights Expression
Language (pdf), published March 3,
ccREL a speciﬁcation describing how
license information may be described
using RDF and how license information
may be attached to works.
XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform)
facilitates embedding metadata in ﬁles
using a subset of RDF.
XMP supports embedding metadata in
PDF and many image formats, though
it is designed to support nearly any ﬁle
provides a straight-forward
way for developers to build license-
Reads license metadata
If possible, writes license metadata