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Google Preferred Sites Experiment  (View post)

Morgen32 [PersonRank 0]

Monday, January 19, 2009
14 years ago4,421 views

Schould be even more usefull when rss feeds could be added (like delicious)!

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

An even more useful experiment would be to have a way to block sites you never want to see in results.

For example, I would love to be able to block sites that just grab the keyword search and populate a page full of useless links and tons of advertising. Some people would love to block Wikipedia results in their searches.

SearchWiki only limits a specific result for a specific query. Why can't we limit a specific site for all queries. That would be more personalization that I would like to see.

George R [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[put at-character here]Colin

To omit the keyword stuffing sites try:

To omit wikis try: -inurl:wiki

scjm [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

CC? Doesn't Google own the license to the screenshot?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Is there a copyright lawyer in the house who knows more about who owns rights to screenshots? I'd be interested.

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Few notes:

<<if one uses a screenshot of a copyrighted work without the proper license from the copyright holder, it is copyright infringement. One defense may be fair use, however, depending on the use of the screenshot and the extent to which the copyrighted work is the sole subject of the screenshot. Another possible defense may be that substantial changes were made to the orginal work so that the screenshot is a "new" piece of work.>>

Other interesting post:

I think Ionut's use of the screenshot is clearly under "fair use". But is the screenshot itself under CC-licence? I don't think so.

-- I'm far from being a lawyer: I just read Wikipedia :)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

By the way, Google explicitly allows you making screenshots of their products...
"The one instance when you don't need to ask our permission is when you want to use a standard, unaltered Google screenshot in a print (book, magazine, journal, newspaper) or electronic (web page, DVD, CD) format for an instructive or illustrative purpose." (
That still doesn't answer by itself whether it's now "Ionut's image" or still Google's.

And I'm also still curious about the general issue of using screenshots...

George R [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I have started a new thread about these copyright and licensing issues.

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