Stephen Downes

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I can confirm what Alan Levine reports in this post. Doing a Google search for openly licensed images I can find only 9 pictures of cats (he found only 3 dogs). I know this is broken because I alone have published 257 openly licensed images of cats on Flickr. And Google's openly licensed image search does reach Flickr (it just does it very badly, displaying maybe 80 of the 38,000 high-quality CC-licensed photos I've posted). As far as I can determine, most of the different search parameters have been disabled, leaving only 'labeled for commercial reuse' (&tbs=sur:fc) functioning. I tested 'labled for reuse (&tbs=sur:f) and it returns the exact same results as an ordinary search. Why would Google disable its most useful openly licensed

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