Rights given to the author of a piece of work.

Types of Licenses

Public Domain

When the work is not protected by a copyright because it expired, it was donated, or it was made with public money.

Example: Romeo and Juliet


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

Example: Itunes


Copyrighted work that you can copy, share, and use for free, but only for a limited time.

Example: lite apps for phones

All Rights Reserved

Purchaser can use software according to license details.

Example: Microsoft Office

Open Source

Software that includes the source code.

Example: Google Chrome