Copyright License Types

Copyright: group of rules that are given to a author of work

Public Domain

Not protected by copyright law because the copyright has expired, made using public money or the creator donated the work to a public domain.


Benefits: Avoids piracy lawsuits


Examples: classic literature, music, or art

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Freeware

Software that is available free of charge


Benefit: They can make the apps and music more expensive so they can produce more money. Although in free apps they can advertise or have everything be an in app purchase that cost a lot.


Examples: Itunes and Safari

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Shareware

Use it for free but only for a limited time


Benefits: After a free trial someone might want to buy it more


Examples: Lite apps and free trials

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All Rights Reserved

Software that you purchased and users are bound by the License agreement.


Benefits: Creator can control illegal sharing better


Examples: Microsoft word

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Open Cource

When the user can edit the interface


Benefits:When the user can edit the interface


Examples: Google chrome and firefox

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