Last week I wrote a post about using Creative Commons Search for finding images and other media free from copyright restrictions. Today over at the Chronicle of Higher Education’s ProfHacker blog, the reverse process is discussed. Their post, Image Citation and Reverse Search with TinEye, explains how you can use the TinEye reverse image search to track down the copyright info of an image. From the review it sounds like the TinEye database isn’t yet robust enough to find any image you throw at it, but it seems like a good place to start if you are wondering about the provenance of a particular image.
Head over to ProfHacker, a favorite site of ours here at DiYiT, to learn more about this tool.