Looking for Images for Your Physiopedia Entry? Try This New Service.

creative commons image searchAre you tired of searching for copyright free images to liven up your contributions to Physiopedia?  Well look no further, Creative Commons has provided a new search page which incudes searches of the key copyright free image repositories.  It is easy to use and provides great results for images from Google, Flikr, Fotopedia and our favourite Wikimedia Commons.  Just click on the repository you would like to search and enter you search term, such as knee or arthritis, in the search query box at the top. Hey presto, an image that you can use (hopefully!).

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.  The free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.”  Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.

Please note that this new search option is not a search engine, but rather offers convenient access to search services provided by other independent organizations. CC has no control over the results that are returned. Do not assume that the results displayed in this search portal are under a CC license. You should always verify that the work is actually under a CC license by following the link. Since there is no registration to use a CC license, CC has no way to determine what has and hasn’t been placed under the terms of a CC license. If you are in doubt you should contact the copyright holder directly, or try to contact the site where you found the content.