Google Search has finally added a simple way to search for images that have reuse rights!
First of all enter your search keyword, then click on Images. You will then see Search tools. Select this and it reveals Usage Rights with a drop down menu. The default is ‘not filtered by licence’. You can then choose one of four further options:
- labelled for reuse
- labelled for commercial reuse
- labelled for reuse with modification
- labelled for commercial reuse with modification
Check the best match and you will then only see the images that have those rights.
Thanks to Laurence Lessig who brought this to my attention.
For more information about image licensing visit the Creative Commons website.
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Reblogged this on mgslibrary and commented:
Huzzah! Well done, Google! Creative Commons images have previously been really tricky to access. Good job – at last. 😉
I can see how lots of designers out there will benefit from this as well 🙂
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Thank you – a useful resource.
Reblogged this on The Digital Anna-Log and commented:
Do you use images in your materials? Have you thought about whether this breaches copyright? Did you know that there are loads of images out there that have been licensed for reuse? Here’s a simple way to find them: Google! No more hiding from the copyright police.
Awesome, that tool right there is going to extremely useful
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