yahoo cc search

This is really interesting: Yahoo! just released a beta creative commons search.  From the website:

This Yahoo! Search service finds content across the Web that has a Creative Commons
license. While most stuff you find on the web has a full copyright,
this search helps you find content published by authors that want you
to share or reuse it, under certain conditions.

Yahoo! already indexes cc web materials, of course; what’s interesting about this is how it draws attention to copyright and copyright alternatives. It could be a great awareness-raising move… Since I’m betting that the vast majority of people don’t know what creative commons is, I wonder what the intention is though – will they eventually roll into their regular search as a checkbox option, or figure out a more transparent way to highlight cc results? For example, it might be cool if in the search results the cc materials were highlighted in a different color. Anyway, something to keep an eye on.
(via MANE News)


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  1. CC + Yahoo! = Great Search Engine

    Creative Commons has always had a search engine on their site, but by collobrating with Yahoo! has brought this service to the masses. I think this is such a great move, as the copyright holders of the world starting holding their material closer and c…

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