[cc-community] Is Creative Commons Searching Hurting?
zotz at 100jamz.com
Sat Jun 11 09:03:53 EDT 2005
Along the same lines of CC search problems...
I have this one:
I am searching for CC BY-SA and CC BY music. I get links to blogs talking
abount music in my search results. I am looking for files to download. This
is a great inconvience, and multiplies my workload and hours.
Is anyone working on a solution to this issue as well?
BTW - Leigh is right, people are not clear as to what exactly they are
licensing CC, I think this is going to bite a lot of people.
I think I see this happening over at ourmedia:
but I don't recall exactly what I was looking at when I thought this was
happening. It was some video footage with music in the background IIRC.
all the best,
On Friday 10 June 2005 10:59 pm, Leigh Blackall wrote:
> I was having a yak to Sunshine in the car on the way to dropping her off at
> TAFE (WSI) this morning, and she was telling me about this 'heated
> discussion' she was having with one of the design teachers there. She was
> telling me how this teacher was really pro copyright and explaining how it
> all worked. Sunshine said she was getting really irritated by the guy's
> positivity about copyright when to her, everyone in the room had broken the
> law because of copyright, it was obviously geared to benefit bigger
> corporations, and her feeling that it was just all way too complicated for
> the average person to manage. The way Sunshine described what this guy was
> saying... well, I just wish I could have been there!
> We then started talking about Creative Commons
> <http://creativecommons.org>as an alternative for designers, and
> Sunshine pointed out a worrying flaw in
> the creative commons usage on the Internet. She told me how only yesterday
> she put in a yahoo creative commons search <http://search.yahoo.com/cc> for
> "Zoo Animals" which turned out all these blogs, Flickrs, websites and
> moblogs with pictures taken straight off the new movie
> Now I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure that Dreamworks isn't
> buying into a Creative Commons license for its movie, so that means that
> all those well meaning bloggers out there with a generic,
> across-whole-site, creative commons statements are perhaps unintentionally
> implying that the pictures that they are linking to in their blogs, or the
> Flickr pictures that they taken while at the movie... are also creative
> commons, when they're not! Because of the way the search engine looks for
> creative commons content, it turns up a heap of stuff that's in fact not.
> If Madagascar wasn't a big movie at the moment, how would we know?
> I think the search results issue and implied site wide licensing is a
> pretty big problem that threatens the greatness of the creative commons
> stamp. Either we have to encourage people to use the CC mark on each little
> piece of text and media, use the format selection tool more (it will need
> to be improved in functionality), or at the very least we ask that the CC
> stamp, statement and link be added to each blog post where the blogger can
> claim ownership or rights on all the content in that post - stop using the
> stamp in the site footer, as it implies CC licensing for everything that
> appears in the site and it is certainly corrupting the CC search results.
> Waiting on a comment to a CC eGroup post I've made...
> [image: Creative Commons
> This work is licensed under a Creative Commons
> Posted by Leigh Blackall to Teach and Learn
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