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So wie hier, wo ich mit dem random screen auf der ars electronica aufgetreten bin wissen alle, dass das von mir ist. Im Allgemeinen wäre es bestimmt sinnvoll, Werke zu registrieren.

Aram Bartholl, Berlin, New Media Artist

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Feature updates | 2007-10-18 00:00

Pre-registration & improved security

Registered Commons announces the following feature updates:

:: Pre-registration

Now you can describe your work and obtain a GRID (Global Release Identifier)
at, but upload your work at a later stage. This is
useful, if you want to embed the registration code in your PDF or in the ID3
tag of your sound file, which you intended to register.

:: Player integrated

Any work is presented immediately in many formats, including most audio and
video codecs. A javascript is testing, which player or plugin is available.
At the start page, a selection of registered works is now listed.

:: Hide work

A creator can make his/her work invisible. This may be useful, if the work is
registered with full copyrights. After logging in, the creator can toggle to
make the work again visible.

:: Creative Commons license compatibility

Now you can also select the jurisdiction information, when you choose a
Creative Commons license.

For describing the license in machine readable code, we now use RDFa
descriptions instead of RDF-in-HTML. This technique provides best
compatibility to Creative Commons' license description format.

:: Enhanced security

In addition to MD5, we now also offer SHA-1 encryption for the work

The above listed feature updates and some user interface improvements are
effective since 18th October 2007.

Please use the WIKI pages to verbose your additional feature requests or add user interface translations here:

Please report any bugs or problems to stamp (at)