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Licensed Content Community Group

Group to discuss how to handle licensed content that is published on the web. Propose an efficient way forward for all stakeholders. Content involved: - (stock) photos - song lyrics - video Currently majority of enforcement relies on identifying unlicensed content, contact publisher or hoster, followed up by DMCA's or proof of ownership/licensing.

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Call for Participation in Licensed Content Community Group

The Licensed Content Community Group has been launched:


Group to discuss how to handle licensed content that is published on the web.

Propose an efficient way forward for all stakeholders.

Content involved:
– (stock) photos
– song lyrics
– video

Currently majority of enforcement relies on identifying unlicensed content, contact publisher or hoster, followed up by DMCA’s or proof of ownership/licensing.

Current known stakeholders:

(work in progress)


In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account. Please note, however, that W3C Membership is not required to join a Community Group.

This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2017-02-07 by Yvo Schaap. The following people supported its creation: Yvo Schaap, Johan Schaap, Mohamed ZERGAOUI, Audald Lloret-Villas, Byongseung Cho. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

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W3C Community Development Team