CC and SMIL
ml at creativecommons.org
Mon Oct 20 17:48:55 EDT 2003
Lucas Gonze, who has popped in on this list before, has been blogging a
lot about SMIL playlists recently. I haven't ever been into playlists,
but <http://www.gonze.com/index.cgi/2003/10/13#10-12-3> pointing at
really caught my attention for two reasons:
* It demonstrates client-side remixing -- the end user hears a remix,
specified by the SMIL file, but no remix is published in the form of a
mp3 or similar -- the "sources" are untouched.
* More apropos to this list, I read (excerpt from above SMIL)
This playlist is free to use and modify in any way you want, except that
the modified version must include this notice and must include a link
to the version of the playlist that you based your modifications on.
author: Jim Nachlin
Now this is cool because it grants the user permission to use and modify
the playlist and charts its ancestry. But it would be even cooler if
this were done using a CC license and RDF.
I don't know much of anything about SMIL, but I note that it does
include a specification for publishing RDF/XML metadata inline
It would be cool if someone did some research and cooked up some
examples of including CC license RDF in SMIL for the purposes of
denoting that the SMIL playlist itself is published under a CC license
or that individual components of the playlist are CC licensed. Even
better if you can use dc:source to specify parent playlists/works.
Anyone want to do this or help with the wording to make it a new tech
(I note that SVG has a similar metadata capability
More information about the cc-metadata