Yahoo! has released a Creative Commons Web search cut of their Web search that limits itself to content that has a Creative Commons license. More evidence Yahoo is investing more and more in blogs, RSS and the sharing of content.
Tim Stanley over at the Justia Legal Seo Blog, points a plus for legal marketers: “You can limit the search to documents you can use for commercial purposes (radio button on search), so there may be some law firm Web site content out there you can use.”
Tim’s Justia is doing law firm Web sites, marketing no doubt, while lawyer blogs may not be considered true marketing – they are sharing information for the greater good. I have had more than one blog publisher posting the Creative Commons icon their blog tell me I may publish, in entirety, content from their blog.
There’s still the Creative Commons licensed content search on the Creative Commons site but Tim reports the Yahoo! search seems to return an order of magnitude (10x) the number of results that the original Creative Commons search returned. More info on the Yahoo! Creative Commons Search can be found on the Yahoo! Search Blog and you can find a note and comments on Lessig’s blog.
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