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PLUS License Data Format: Field Overview

PLUS Version 1.2.3

The PLUS License Data Format ("LDF") provides fields available for optional use in embedding and reading image license metadata in digital files and other documents. The LDF only contains information essential to the understanding of rights information related to a visual artwork. The LDF is exclusively dedicated to the communication of rights-related information, and does not include other information about an image, such as captions, which can and should be communicated using the IPTC Photo Metadata standard (which also includes a subset of the LDF fields). The LDF is now used by a broad range of licensors and licensees, worldwide. It is not expected that any user will necessarily make use of the full range of fields available in the LDF. Each user has full discretion in determining which fields will be used in that user's licensing workflow. The LDF is not a licensing interface, but is a metadata "schema" for communicating rights information for visual works. The LDF resides "under the hood" in a broad range of applications in digital asset management, imaging and licensing, allowing users to easily specify, access and read the rights information associated with a visual work. LDF metadata may also be specified and accessed via "file info" panels or "property" dialogs in common applications.

For Developers: Some LDF fields are meant to be subfields of parent structures and cannot be used as standalone fields. These must be implemented within parent structures, collections and fields in accordance with the LDF specification in order to ensure interoperability with applications capable of reading and writing LDF metadata.

Header
Field Subfield Description
PLUS Version The version number of the PLUS standards in place at the time of the transaction.
Parties
Field Subfield Description
Licensee Licensee Name Name of each Licensee.
Licensee ID Optional PLUS-ID identifying each Licensee.
End User End User Name Name of each End User.
End User ID Optional PLUS-ID identifying each End User.
Licensor Licensor Name Name of each Licensor.
Licensor ID Optional PLUS-ID identifying each Licensor.
Licensor Address Licensor street address.
Licensor Address Detail Additional Licensor mailing address details.
Licensor City Licensor City name.
Licensor State or Province Licensor State or Province name.
Licensor Postal Code Licensor Postal Code or Zip Code.
Licensor Country Licensor Country name.
Licensor Telephone Type 1 Licensor Telephone Type 1.
Licensor Telephone 1 Licensor Telephone number 1.
Licensor Telephone Type 2 Licensor Telephone Type 2.
Licensor Telephone 2 Licensor Telephone number 2.
Licensor Email Licensor Email address.
Licensor URL URL for a Licensor web page. May facilitate licensing of the image.
Licensor Notes Supplemental information for use in identifying and contacting the Licensor/s.
Media Permissions
Field Subfield Description
PLUS Media Summary Code A PLUS-standardized alphanumeric code string summarizing the media usages included in the license.
Constraints
Field Subfield Description
License Start Date The date on which the license takes effect.
License End Date The date on which the license expires.
Media Constraints Constraints limiting the scope of PLUS Media Usage/s included in the license to particular named media or to media not yet specifically defined in the PLUS Media Matrix.
Region Constraints Constraints limiting the scope of geographic distribution to specific cities, states, provinces or other areas to be included in or excluded from the PLUS Regions specified in the Media Usages specified in the license.
Product or Service Constraints Constraints limiting usage of the image to promotion of/association with a named product or service.
Image File Constraints Constraints on the changing of the image file name, metadata or file type.
Image Alteration Constraints Constraints on alteration of the image by cropping, flipping, retouching, colorization, de-colorization or merging.
Image Duplication Constraints Constraints on the creation of duplicates of the image.
Model Release Status Summarizes the availability and scope of model releases authorizing usage of the likenesses of persons appearing in the photograph.
Model Release ID Optional identifier associated with each Model Release.
Minor Model Age Disclosure Age of the youngest model pictured in the image, at the time that the image was made.
Property Release Status Summarizes the availability and scope of property releases authorizing usage of the properties appearing in the photograph.
Property Release ID Optional identifier associated with each Property Release.
Other Constraints Additional constraints on the license.
Requirements
Field Subfield Description
Credit Line Required Attribution requirements, if any.
Credit Line Text The text of the attribution or notice that must appear (if required) in conjunction with the image or reproduction of the image.
Adult Content Warning Warning indicating the presence of content not suitable for minors.
Other License Requirements Additional license requirements.
Conditions
Field Subfield Description
Terms and Conditions Text Terms and Conditions applying to the license.
Terms and Conditions URL URL for Terms and Conditions applying to the license.
Other License Conditions Additional license conditions.
Image Info
Field Subfield Description
Image Type Identifies the type of image delivered.
Licensor Image ID Optional identifier assigned by the Licensor to the image.
Licensor Image Title Title, name or other descriptive reference associated with the image.
Image File Name As Delivered Name of the image file delivered to the Licensee for use under the license.
Image File Format As Delivered File format of the image file delivered to the Licensee for use under the license.
Image File Size As Delivered Size of the image file delivered to the Licensee.
Copyright Status Copyright status of the image.
Copyright Registration Number Copyright Registration Number, if any, applying to the licensed image.
Creation Date The date on which the image was first created.
First Publication Date The date on which the image was first published.
Copyright Owner Copyright Owner Name Name of Copyright Owner.
Copyright Owner ID Optional PLUS-ID identifying each Copyright Owner.
Copyright Owner Image ID Optional identifier assigned by the Copyright Owner to the image.
Image Creator Image Creator Name Name of Image Creator.
Image Creator ID Optional PLUS-ID identifying each Image Creator.
Image Creator Image ID Optional identifier assigned by the Image Creator to the image.
Image Supplier Image Supplier Name Name of Image Supplier.
Image Supplier ID Optional PLUS-ID identifying the Image Supplier.
Image Supplier Image ID Optional identifier assigned by the Image Supplier to the image.
Licensee Image ID Optional identifier assigned by the Licensee to the image.
Licensee Image Notes Notes added by Licensee.
Other Image Info Additional image information.
License Info
Field Subfield Description
License ID Optional PLUS-ID assigned by the Licensor to the License.
Licensor Transaction ID Identifier assigned by Licensor for Licensor's reference and internal use.
Licensee Transaction ID Identifier assigned by Licensee for Licensee's reference and internal use.
Licensee Project Reference Project reference name or description assigned by Licensee.
License Transaction Date The date of the License Transaction.
Reuse Indicates whether a license is a repeat or an initial license. Reuse may require that licenses stored in files previously delivered to the customer be updated.
Other License Documents Reference information for additional documents associated with the license.
Other License Info Additional license information.
Custom Fields
Field Subfield Description
Custom 1 Optional field for use at Licensor's discretion.
Custom 2 Optional field for use at Licensor's discretion.
Custom 3 Optional field for use at Licensor's discretion.
Custom 4 Optional field for use at Licensor's discretion.
Custom 5 Optional field for use at Licensor's discretion.
Custom 6 Optional field for use at Licensee's discretion.
Custom 7 Optional field for use at Licensee's discretion.
Custom 8 Optional field for use at Licensee's discretion.
Custom 9 Optional field for use at Licensee's discretion.
Custom 10 Optional field for use at Licensee's discretion.