Yahoo Search for Creative Commons Content
March 24, 2005 11:00 AM   Subscribe

Yahoo Releases a beta tool that searches for Creative Commons content. It even allows you to specify the type of license you're interested in (derivitive works, commercial use). Lawrence Lessig obviously has something to say about it. If nothing else, it will increase awareness of the cause.
posted by o2b (8 comments total)
Please forgive me for cribbing so blatantly from SlashDot. I think it's a cool cool thing.
posted by o2b at 11:02 AM on March 24, 2005

You can also add a Creative commons search to the little search box of Mozilla.
posted by BigPicnic at 11:26 AM on March 24, 2005

Also via.
posted by grateful at 11:45 AM on March 24, 2005

Actually bigpicnic, it's a default option in all copies of firefox.
posted by mathowie at 11:46 AM on March 24, 2005

Oh yeah, sorry. I knew it was there, I just forgot how it got there. At any rate, good stuff.
posted by BigPicnic at 11:53 AM on March 24, 2005

I think I just *may* be able to get some use out of this....
posted by JHarris at 2:50 PM on March 24, 2005

I did some test searches for terms where I'm very familiar with the media out there, and a vast majority of the actual content produced that's not just a blog posting is copyrighted commercial material... I even found media that had been stolen from my own site -- which is definitely NOT creative-commons licensed.
posted by glider at 2:58 PM on March 24, 2005

Yahoo is making a play for geek/blogger cred. I think it's a given that they've got some enhipped people within the organization. The questions are: do those people have control and if so can they maintain control?

Do the leaders value neat things because they are neat, or only because neat things can produce grassroots advertising?
posted by catachresoid at 3:20 PM on March 24, 2005

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