Copyright Licenses

By Allie Kenton

Types of Licenses

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



Public Domain: Copyright has expired, the creator used public money to create, donated their work to public use. (Classic literature i.e: Shakespeare; classic music)


Freeware: Copyrighted work that you can copy, use, or give away for free. (iTunes, Windows Media Player, Safari, Internet Explorer)


Shareware: Copyrighted Work that you can copy and share for a limited time. (Some versions of apps are free, some cost money; 30 day trial)


All Rights Reserved: Only allows a purchaser to use the software according to the terms of the license agreement. (Any software you can buy in Best Buy)


Open Source: Software that comes with a source code with the idea that people can make it better. (Firefox/Chrome widgets and customizing)