Hey everyone,

We’ve done some initial thinking on what it would take to standardize the copyright field in Exif to contain CC license info. We’d like for you to take a look and provide any initial comments and input. The draft is on Github, along with a command line tool that demonstrates the concept. The tool is essentially a proof of concept for a platform like Flickr where one could imagine a user passing in a JPEG image, adding some info about creator, title, and license info, and the tool would then update the specified Exif field(s) in the JPEG file with the details.

Here’s the draft proposal: https://github.com/creativecommons/exif

Here’s the command line proof of concept for developers: https://github.com/creativecommons/exif/blob/master/ccexif.pl

Here’s the visual depicting how the process works generally: https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/33296/13119028/a8995792-d56c-11e5-8481-800ee0fded4c.png

You can leave feedback as an issue in the Github repo, on this discussion list, or directly to me. I’m also inviting feedback from potential platform partners.

The goal is to get some version of this widely adopted, so interest and feedback is essential. I’ve listed below some of the platforms I am talking to. If you have any others you’d like to connect me with at this point, please get in touch!


Jane, Matt, and Rob

Platforms to discuss EXIF standard with:

  1. Wikimedia Commons

  2. Flickr

  3. 500px

  4. Internet Archive

  5. Imgur

  6. Tumblr

  7. Twitter

  8. Buzzfeed

  9. Google images/docs

  10. Facebook

On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 7:53 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki@gmail.com> wrote:
Federico Leva (Nemo), 03/10/2015 22:30:
Ah, forgot to say: Jane, this initiative seems to very much overlap the
DPLA/Europeana ongoing "standardization" effort:

Looks like they published something: http://rightsstatements.org/


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Creative Commons | Los Angeles