Creative Commons Eludes Copyright With Free Image Search

April 7, 2017

One scandal that plagues the Internet is improper usage and citation of digital images.  Photographs, art, memes, and GIFs are stolen on a daily basis and original owners are often denied compensation or credit.  Most of the time, usage is completely innocent; other times it is blatant theft.  If you need images for your Web site or project, but do not want to be sent a cease and desist letter or slammed with a lawsuit check out the Creative Commons, a community where users post photos, art, videos, and more free of copyright control as long as you give credit to the original purveyor.  Forbes wrote that, “Creative Commons’ New Search Engine Makes It Easy To Find Free-To-Use Images.”

The brand new Creative Commons search engine is something the Internet has waited for:

The Creative Commons search engine gives you access to over nine million images drawn from 500px, Flickr, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library and the Rijksmuseum. You can search through all or any combination of these collections. You can also constrain your search to titles, creators, tags or any combination of the three. Finally, you can limit your search to images that you can modify, adapt or build upon as you see fit, or that are free to use for commercial purposes.

Creative Commons is a wonderful organization and copyright tool that allows people to share their work with others while receiving proper credit.  It is also a boon for others who need photos and video to augment their own work.   My only question is: why did it take so long for the Creative Commons to make this search engine?

Whitney Grace, April 7, 2017



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