Copyright & Licenses

Copyright

defininiton: the collection of rights granted to the author of a peice of work

Public Domain Licenses

definition: is not protected by copyright law because the copyright is expired, the work was created with public money, or the work has been donated to the public domain

eg: Romeo and Juliet

Freeware

definition: copyrighted work that can be copied and shared for free

eg: Itunes

Shareware

definition: copyrighted work that can be shared and copied for free for only a limited amount of time, you have to pay for the full program (trial)

eg: Netflix

All Rights Reserved

definition: only allows publishers or buyers can use the software, following the details

eg: Call of Duty from Best Buy

Open Source

definition: a software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve it

eg: Google Chrome