For translations and works “based on”, including new lyrics sung “to the tune of” a prior song, there is an open question of whether the creators of the original work should be replicated onto the entities for the derivative works. After all, if they were involved in the original, shouldn’t they get credit for things based on their works? However, this creates duplicate data, and means that artists are directly credited for works they had no direct involvement in.
What’s the best way to solve this? Should we always add copy credits from earlier works onto later works? Is there a UI improvement which would show credits from earlier works (this seems to already happen to some degree, though not in Picard)?
Inspired by these edit discussions:
And this past conversation, which had no consensus: