In partnership with the IPTC, the PLUS Coalition has published for public comment a draft on proposed revisions to the PLUS License Data Format standard. The changes cover a proposed standard for expressing image data mining permissions, constraints and prohibitions. This includes declaring in image files whether an image can be used as part of a training data set used to train a generative AI model.
Review the draft revisions in this read-only Google doc, which includes a link to a form for leaving comments.
Here is a summary of the new property:
|XMP Value Type
According to the PLUS proposal, the value of the property would be a value from the following controlled vocabulary:
|CV Term URI
|Neither allowed nor prohibited
|Allowed except for AI/ML training
|Allowed except for AI/ML generative training
|Allowed with constraints expressed in Other Constraints property
|Allowed with constraints expressed in IPTC Embedded Encoded Rights Expression property
Allowed with constraints expressed in IPTC Linked Encoded Rights Expression property
The public comment period will close on July 20, 2023.
If it is accepted by the PLUS membership and published as a PLUS property, the IPTC Photo Metadata Working Group plans to adopt this new property into a new version of the IPTC Photo Metadata Standard at the IPTC Autumn Meeting in October 2023.