I'm wondering if it is possible to include a newline character in the XMP pdf copyright notice string. I've tried using \\ or \newline but with no sucess... See code below:

    pdfauthor={Donald Duck},
    pdftitle={Uncle Scrooge},
    pdfcopyright={Copyright © 2014 by Mickey.\\ All rights reserved.}

As the picture below demonstrates, the newline character is ignored for some reason... How to have it right?

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    Try with \012.
    – Robert
    Commented May 13, 2014 at 6:12

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hyperxmp passes the XMP strings to hyperref, which disables \\. But luckily hyperref instead provides (via its PDF encodings) the commands \textLF and \textCR, and also allows specifying characters in octal notation, eg. as \012. So,

  pdfcopyright={Copyright © 2014\textLF by Mickey.\012All rights reserved.}

will be presented as three lines:


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