I saw this post Documenting sources on recording relationships - #5 by jesus2099 and it is relating to the issue I came here to post.
I recently did some edits and stated my source is the metadata from my digital copy. This might mean something to me, however, it really means nothing to anyone else. I mean, I can say whatever I want, including my 2 hour CD I submitted a TOC for (sarcasm in case it is not clear). To the point, it seems it would be a great idea to have a location where the editor can upload something to support such claims. Some examples:
- “cd in hand” could be accompanied by a picture of the CD in a hand.
- As in my edit, where I use metadata, I could include a screenshot of that metadata.
I also understand that I could create a file and give it any metadata I want, etc… but at least it is another layer aside from just what someone states on their word alone. I would also see this useful, using my own example so as to not accuse anyone of anything, but I might use a digital copy that I had at the time of the edit, but deleted it since. I often to this with MP3 releases I have. If I get a chance to get a better digital copy, such as an original FLAC or M4A, I am happy to purge the MP3 copy for the better quality copy. In this case, I cannot even prove my own edit anymore.
Has any further discussion or consideration been given to this topic?