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 Vorbis Comments schema.

Vorbis Comments 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, Vorbis Comments are a clear and coherent standard, and not a pile of hacks. Vorbis Comments are written in UPPER CASE.

This proposal states two new tags, LICENSE and COPYRIGHT.

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



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.


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