Creative Commons Images in Google Image Search

According to the Google Operating System (unofficial Google blog), Google will add an option to limit images searches to those with Creative Commons licenses. In other words, you will be able to search for images that are legally acceptable to copy & use. There are other options as well, such as for commercial use and modifying the image.

In case you are curious, which you should be, the Creative Commons is a legal agreement & a list of flexible licenses that allow content creators to share their works with the world.

To test the upcoming feature or to read more, visit



About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on July 2, 2009, in Art, Copyright, Google and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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