Pasting images with automatic attribution
[Development] Posted Sep 26, 2013 21:06 UTC (Thu) by n8willis
Peter Liljenberg has developed an add-on for Firefox that copies linked metadata to the clipboard in addition to the "copied" object itself. The initial demonstration of this technique required a specially-crafted page with RDFs metadata linked in, and thus may not seem immediately useful. However, Liljenberg has now implemented a more straightforward use case: copying and pasting an image with attribution data automatically preserved. "The friction for using a shared image is reduced when you don’t have to remember to also write an attribution. The attribution can embed the metadata, so that if someone copies the image from your page, they can also get an attribution created automatically when they paste it into their page."
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