What Is Copyright?

Copyright is the collection of rights granted to the author of a piece of work (book, picture, song, video, software, etc)

Public Domain

Public domain means that it isn't protected by copyright laws.

There are three reasons that this could happen:

  • The copyright has expired
  • The work was created using public money
  • The creator donated the work to public domain


  1. Classic Literature-- The copyright has expired
  2. Classical Music-- The copyright has expired


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


  • iTunes
  • Internet Explorer
  • Windows Media Player


Copyrighted work that you can share or copy for free, but only for a limited amount of time.


  • Lite apps

All Rights Reserved

It allows only the purchaser to use it.


  • Anything bought at a store, like Best Buy

Open Source

Software that includes the source code with th idea that someone can improve it.


  • Chrome is open source

    • Safari is not