Copyright and Its licenses

What is Copyright?

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

Public Domain

Public Domain Isn’t protected by copyright law because it meets one of the following conditions:

•The copyright has expired

•The work was created using public money

•The creator donated the work into the public domain

An example of public domain would be classic literature, like Romeo and Juliet.

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

An example of freeware would be iTunes.

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

An example of shareware would be free trials.

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All Rights Reserved

All Rights Reserved only allows the consumer to use the software according to the details and the license.

An example of all rights reserved would be video games.

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Open Source

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

An example of open source would be Firefox and Google Chrome.

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