embedding metadata in MIDI?
ml at creativecommons.org
Thu Jul 3 12:03:59 EDT 2003
Kevin Shrieve wrote:
> I'd like to enthusiastically endorse that perspective. MIDI has great
> un-tapped potential as a platform for collaborative culture building,
> and for making music from one culture available for
> re-use/re-purposing/re-creation by people from other cultures. It is
> uniquely useful for sharing "unfinished" background arrangements that
> can be customized (key, tempo, instrumentation, order and length of
> sections) for use by live musicians and singers. And because of the
> tiny file sizes very inexpensive computers can work with them.
You say it much better than I.
> I guess the copyright field is unformatted text -- would you use it in
> such a way that it could be machine-readable, say by a search engine?
The copyright field is unformatted text, but we'll recommend a specific
format from which license and license claim urls can be extracted.
Excerpted from <http://creativecommons.org:8000/learn/technology/mp3>:
TCOP (Copyright Text) should include a human-readable license and
license claim information. The contents of this frame are displayed
by many programs in a "file info" window. Example value: 1995 Example
Band. Licensed to the public under
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/1.0/ verify at
If "verify at " exists in TCOP, everything after it must be the
license claim URL, and if there is a license claim URL then it must
be preceded by "verify at ".
For MIDI the instructions would be the same, just replace "TCOP" with
More information about the cc-metadata