Copyright licenses

Copyright

Copyright is a collection of rights available to the author of any work. This is available for free and can be used free of charge. The author can change or edit the license to allow users to change, edit and share their work.

Public Domain

The person who has created work certifies that the work of authorship identified is in the public domain of the country from which the work is published or dedicates whatever copyright the dedicators holds in the work of authorship identified below to the public. An author dedicates any copyright interest he may have in the associated work.


Example: Classical Music due to expired license

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Freeware

Freeware is a type of software which is provided free of charge to users who are allowed

to make and share copies of the program and help to distribute it. Shareware is often offered as a download from an website.



Example: Applications such as iTunes or Safari

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Shareware

Shareware is programming that is free of charge for a limited time and is a common class of small applications and software available for downloading and use. Because it may be copyrighted, you may or may not be able to reuse it in programming you are developing. You can pay to use the full software or choose to no longer use it after the free trial is over.


Example: Malwarebytes anti virus software

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All Rights Reserved

All rights reserved is often used in conjunction with a copyright notice. Today it has no legal significance. In copyright law, by default all are reserved by simply showing proof of creation of a piece of work. This means nothing may be done with a copyrighted work without explicit permission.


Example: Best Buy Software and most store software

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Open Source

Open source is a method for software that allows the user of a software to change or edit the source code. The promise of open source is higher quality, better reliability, greater flexibility and lower cost.


Example: Google Chrome

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