Chris Krebs 3W

What is it?

Copyright is a collection of rights granted to the author of a piece of work.

Types of Copyright Licenses

1. Public Domain

Public Domain is work that isn’t protected by copyright laws anymore because the copyright has expired, someone donated it, or it was made with public money.

Example: Classic literature

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2. Freeware

Freeware is copyrighted work that you can copy, use, or give away for free.

Examples: iTunes, Windows Media Player, and Internet Explorer.

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3. Shareware

Shareware is copyrighted work that you can use for free, but only for a limited time.

Example: Microsoft Word has a free trial.

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4. All Rights Reserved

All rights reserved is work that only allows the purchaser to use the software according to the license agreements.

Example: Microsoft Office

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5. Open Source

Open Source is software that includes the source code, with the idea that someone can improve it.

Example: Google Chrome

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