Yahoo just released a Creative Commons Search that kicks all kinds of ass, drawing upon their massive database of webpages featuring CC licenses. In my tests it is returning as good or better results than the main Creative Commons search, and it's doing it instantly thanks to Yahoo's muscle.

I used to think of Yahoo as the CBS of search engines -- it's the search engine your grandma probably uses to find Murder She Wrote episode guides. But in the past few months they've really turned it around. My Yahoo continues to impress, they picked up Flickr, and now Creative Commons search is baked in. This is not your father's search engine anymore.