GALLERY: LA Noire and the uncanny beauty of MotionScan

Though far from being a perfect game (as you'll discover from reading our full review) LA Noire is without doubt as good looking as a sultry Hollywood femme fatale. From the superb art direction that sees LA circa. 1947 vibrantly…

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Gerald LynchGALLERY: LA Noire and the uncanny beauty of MotionScan

SCREENSHOTS – Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Who said that the apocalypse had to be a drab affair? Certainly not the gang at Ninja Theory, whose latest adventure epic Enslaved: Odyssey to the West features some of the most vibrant visuals we've seen hit PS3 and Xbox…

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Gallery: iPhone 4 official pics

The iPhone 4 has been unleashed unto the tech world, and a very capable smartphone it seems indeed. With a display that packs in 4x as many pixels as previous models, 720p HD video recording, FaceTime video conferencing, the new…

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Gerald LynchGallery: iPhone 4 official pics

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Bounty Hunter screenshot gallery

Along with a hands-on preview of the latest build of Star Wars: The Old Republic, Bioware this week also handed over a batch of screenshots of the Bounty Hunter class in their ambitious MMORPG, including some-never-before-seen shots. Boba Fett wannabes…

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BlackBerry Pearl 9100 budget smartphone leaks online

BlackBerry's Pearl range of budget smartphones is set to get a new addition in the shape of the 9100 model. The BlackBerry Pearl 9100 features a trackpad rather than a trackball for navigation and a suretype keyboard where two letters…

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Google Image Search now has license tagging


Google has added a feature to their image search whereby users can choose to only search for images that are available for reuse.

The advance search option gives users the option to only show images that have been tagged with licenses like Creative Commons or GNU Free Documentation making it easier to find images that, legally, they are free to use on their blogs or webpages.

Creative Commons licenses allow the rights holders to further define how their images can be used. It’s possible to license images for general reuse, or for non-commercial reuse only. They can also choose whether to grant the right to change their images.

Personally, I think that if someone publishes a picture on the web then they have given up any rights they may have had regarding its redistribution. The web is a huge sharing portal and once a picture is published it is bound to be reused over and over again. If people do want their images to remain exclusive they should add a watermark or block image saving on it.

The new Google search options should suit everyone though. People who aren’t fussed about image rights can continue to search for images the usual way and people who do have concerns can use the new functionality. Everyone’s a winner baby.

(via Google)

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Paul LamkinGoogle Image Search now has license tagging