[whatwg] img copyright attribute

David Singer singer at apple.com
Tue Jan 12 09:46:09 PST 2010

And it is worth saying that a copyright notice is not a license.  "Copyright Martin Luther 1517" doesn't tell you anything at all about what permissions Martin is granting you.  And rights permissions languages are much more complex...

On Jan 12, 2010, at 6:06 , timeless wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 4:53 AM, will surgent <willeom at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It would be nice if there was a copyright attribute for the HTML 5 img tag.
>> This would make it easy for users and search engines to filter out images
>> that can not be used for certain purposes.
> external metadata on copyright is a disaster. it gets lost immediately.
> GIF and friends have supported embedding (c) into images for decades.
> As google is fully capable of caching images (and obviously does so),
> I question how adding a tag to html will solve a problem which is
> already solved by the native image formats themselves.
> For lack of a more useful reference about comment fields, i'll just
> point to one application which is aware of them (although at the time
> of the posting it only supported them for certain image types):
> http://www.group42.com/ts-wi04.htm

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.

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