LICENSE and COPYRIGHT tags on VorbisComments

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Currently, these may be used on Vorbis, Speex, FLAC, and Theora as these formats are compatible with the VorbisComments schema.

VorbisComments is a simple tagging format, and not a metadata system, and is stored inside files. It may be compared with ID3, but in opposition to it, VorbisComments are a clear and coherent standard, and not a pile of hacks. VorbisComments are written in UPPER CASE.

To put a license on a file which you are entitled the copyright of, use the LICENSE and COPYRIGHT tags.

The LICENSE tag must store an URI pointing to the relevant license documentation.

Example:

LICENSE=http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

The COPYRIGHT tag must store the name of the authoring person or entity. A date should not be stored here, as a DATE tag already exists.

Example:

COPYRIGHT=Xiph.Org Foundation