embedding metadata in MIDI?

Kevin Shrieve kevin at lumiere.net
Thu Jul 3 13:12:23 EDT 2003

And is that considered to be "machine-readable"?  Is it anticipated 
that a search engine harvesting files with a particular license would 
use the first URL in the "copyright event" as the search criterion?


Kevin Shrieve


>>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 
>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 
>   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
>   http://example.com/cclicenses.html
>   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 "copyright event".
>   Mike Linksvayer

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