March 24th, 2005


Search Engine For Creative Commons

A recent blog entry from Lawrence Lessig points out that Yahoo! has launched a Creative Commons search engine. This is pretty cool.

Of course, the first search I attempted was for Derek Trucks, to see what would come up. I was pleased to see that the top results were related to my Radio DTB project, but it was also neat to see other things -- like photographs of the band at concerts, hosted on various Flickr accounts, e.g.

I hope the Creative Commons movement continues to gather steam. Having things like a powerful search engine will go a long way towards that. I'm also beginning to think that Yahoo! might not be as lame a company as I thought they are. They seem to be getting with it.