Copyright & License

Learn more about copyright and licenses

Copyright

A collection of rights granted to the author of a piece of work.

Types of License

Public Domain: Isn’t protected by copyright law.

-Creator donated the work into public domain.

-The work was created using public money

-Copyright has expired

Examples:

-Romeo and Juliet


Freeware: Copyright work that you can use copy or give away for free.

Examples:

-itunes

-Safari



Shareware: Try then have to pay for the full version

Examples:

-Minecraft

-Lite apps

-AOL



All Rights Reserved: May be used by the purchaser according to the exact details spelled out in the license agreement.

Examples:

-Movies


Open Source: Software that includes source code with the idea that someone can improve it.

Examples:


-Firefox

-Google Chrome