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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.

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drjekyll
Mar. 24th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)
Blasphemy! You know Google rules all things internet.
drmellow
Mar. 25th, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC)
As soon as Google comes out with a CC search engine, I will once again wholeheartedly take that position. ;-)
suzieateme89
Mar. 24th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC)
im lost.. sorry..<3
drmellow
Mar. 25th, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC)
Don't be sorry.... Creative Commons is a new(ish) way that people can create things (like music, art, photos, etc.) and publish them with a license that allow other people to legally use them. E.g., normally if I take a picture and post it on the web, you aren't allowed to reproduce that picture. But if I license it under Creative Commons, you can legally reproduce it -- use it on your own website, send it to your friends, maybe even make changes to the picture.

What Yahoo! has just done is made a search engine for finding works that are licensed under Creative Commons. I think that's pretty neat.
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