Copyright and Licenses

By: Mellissa

Definition of Copyright

A copyright is the collection of rights granted to the author of a piece of work (book, song, video, software, etc.)

Five type of licenses

Public Domain: Public domain isn’t protected by copyright law because it meets one of the following conditions: it has expired, created using public money, and the creator donated the work to the public domain.

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

Shareware: Is copyrighted work that you can copy, share, and use for free, but only for a limited time. If you want the full/permanent program you must pay for it. It’s a free trial.

All Rights Reserved: Allows the purchaser to use software according to the details spelled out in the license agreement.

Open Source: It’s a software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve it.

Examples:

Public Domain: Classic literature

Freeware: iTunes

Shareware: Lite apps in the app store.

All Rights Reserved: Software at Best Buy.

Open Source: Firefox and Chrome.