Google adds Creative Commons to image search

Wed 17 June 2009 09:06, Bas van den Beld

Google has added a Creative Commons filtering to their image search. With this filter Google wants to make it easier on those who dont want to be bothered with copyright issues.

You can now do a query for images specifically labeled for "reuse," "commercial reuse," "reuse with modification" or "commercial reuse with modification."

Google adds Creative Commons to image search

The option isn't currently available on the user interface, but you can enable it by changing the parameter to a search URL:

  • For public domain images —
  • For images licensed with Creative Commons Attribution (that is, images you can use as long as you attribute the image back to the creator) —
  • For images licensed using Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike —

(replace "QUERY" with your query)

A month ago Yahoo also added a Creative Commons license filter to its own Image Search.

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