CC Search integration

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CC Search at provides easy access to several CC-enabled search engines.

To accomplish this, candidate search engines need to support the following query components in GET URLs:

  • keyword
  • restriction to only CC-licensed or PD results
    • restriction to only results that permit commercial use
    • restriction to only results that permit derivative works

Typically, these will map to four URLs, each with an arbitary keyword parameter.

Technical implementation no guarantee of inclusion

Typically only the "best" search for a category will be included directly in the interface, entirely at the discretion of Creative Commons.

Example implementations

Yahoo! Web Search

Google Web Search Video Search

Flickr Image Search

Owl Multimedia Audio Search Media Search

See Also

  • CC Search end user article about CC Search
  • CC OpenSearch extending OpenSearch, unrelated to the interface above