Picture Licensing Universal System (PLUS) Coalition
The PLUS Coalition is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of industry standards for the communication of image rights metadata. In the PLUS Coalition, publishers, designers, advertising agencies, photographers, illustrators, stock agencies, museums, libraries, educational institutions, and software developers work collaboratively to simplify and facilitate the licensing of images. The PLUS standards provide a universal image licensing language, defining and codifying the structure and elements of image licenses. PLUS leverages the power of XMP, allowing users to embed a PLUS Universal License Statement in digital image files when capturing, editing, managing, and delivering images.