Yahoo! has just launched a Creative Commons search as beta, and over at the Yahoo Search Blog Larry Lessig has this to say on Searching Creative Commons.
There's also this blurb by Mike Linksvayer on the Creative Commons blog.
Now, this is one of those cases where it would've been great if people added RDF-A
style RDF data instead of "just" a normal link, in which case once you'd done this work once it would be instantly and automatically reusable for any other category of data...
Yes, I'm moaning about the Semantic Web again. Deal.
In the meantime though, it's great to see that Yahoo is giving that kind of recognition to Creative Commons (of course I'm biased since it's my employer...)
I completely agree wrt RDF-A. I intend for CC to adopt it as soon as it is finalized. http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/5089
That's great to hear! Looking forward to the results :)