Yahoo Searches For Creative Commons Licenses

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Yahoo Inc. on Thursday released in beta a search engine that looks for pictures, writings and other creative works that are available for reuse under nontraditional copyright licenses offered by a nonprofit group.

The new online tool searches the web for sites with a Creative Commons license. The San Francisco organization has created a range of protections for authors and artists by replacing the “all rights reserved” of traditional copyright with “some-rights-reserved” alternatives.

Larry Lessig, the engine behind Creative Commons, reports on the new tool here. This feature lets you use Yahoo! to find works that can be re-used and shared according to the various CC licenses. So, need a bit of graphic, a photo, or some music to spice up your site? This is the search tool to use.