Archive for March 24th, 2005

New creative commons search launched by Yahoo

Thursday, March 24th, 2005

The Guardian’s new blog reveals how Yahoo are testing a new Creative Commons search engine. Creative commons licenses allow listeners to download music for free – and modify it too, as long as they don’t then sell the music or pass it off as their own. It’s a good thing for musicians, and worth considering if you’re unsigned and want to reach a wider audience. A stark contrast to the DRM models of Microsoft and Apple Itunes, which aim to stop people listening to or sharing music unless they’ve paid for the privilege.