Copyrights and Licenses

Holger Turner


Collections of rights granted to the author of a piece of work.


Permission to do something.

Types of Licenses

1. Public Domain: Isn’t protected by copyright law, because it was expired, created using public money, or the creator donated money into the public domain.

Example: Classical Literature

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

Examples: Itunes, and Safari.

3. Shareware: Copyrighted work that you can use free for limited time.

Example: light versions of games, 30 day free trials

4. All Rights Reserved: Allows only purchaser to use software under the license agreement.

Example: Best Buy

5. Open Source: Software that includes the source code with idea that different people can make better.

Example: Chrome add ons and extensions.