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  1. MusicBrainz Server
  2. MBS-8311

Annotation field in the release editor does not mention licenses

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 2018-12-18
    • Component/s: Editing interface
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      Description

      In the release editor, there is no indication that annotations are released under a CC license and therefore you shouldn't copy and paste big chunks of non-factual text:

      On https://musicbrainz.org/release/add the bubble says

      The annotation field functions like a miniature wiki.

      The purpose of this field is to add information that usually doesn't fit into the strict structural data schema of MusicBrainz (be it due to technical limitations that may be addressed later, or because the information in itself has to be free-text).

      whereas on https://musicbrainz.org/release/b7b26c25-78d3-4243-a181-62e8dc97dadd/edit_annotation the text above the textarea says

      Please note that any content submitted to MusicBrainz will be made available to the public under open licenses, do not submit any copyrighted text here!

      I doubt that changing it will actually stop people, but it's hard to tell people off for doing something we didn't tell them they shouldn't do.

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            • Assignee:
              PROTechThor Enjeck Cleopatra
              Reporter:
              nikki nikki
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                2018-12-18