I knew that Yahoo had a Creative Commons search capability, but I hadn’t realized that the same functionality exists in Google’s Advanced Search:
Our “Usage Rights” feature helps you find published content — including music, photos, movies, books, and educational materials — that you can share or modify above and beyond fair use.
If you set the search filter to “free to use or share,” you’ll get results that you can copy or redistribute. If you set the filter to “free to modify,” you’ll get results that you can use, share, or modify. (Please be sure to select “even commercially” if you want to use a work commercially.) If you leave the filter at “not filtered by license,” you’ll simply get standard, unfiltered Google results.
And speaking of online video, Leigh Blackall endorses this nifty multi-system video uploader.
And speaking of Leigh Blackall, don’t miss this provocative interview with the proprietor of an online essay writing service. Rethink our roles and practices indeed…