By Caitlin Hickey

Define Copyrights

Google Defines copyright as " written content conveyed through online media and print materials. Copy is content primarily used for the purpose of advertising or marketing. This type of written material is often used to persuade a person or group as well as raise brand awareness."

Public Domain

Public Domain is a piece not protected by copyright, depending on three different reasons.

1. The Copyright has expired.

2. The work was created by using public money.

3. The creator donated the piece to public domain.



When using freeware the author is giving away the information for free.

EXAMPLES- ITunes and Safari


You get it for free at first. Then you have to pay.

EXAMPLE- a computer game that gives you ten or so levels then you must pay to get the full game.

All Rights Reserved

May be used in the exactly the way the author intended for it’s use.

EXAMPLE- IWork, Grand Theft Auto

Open Source

Software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve upon things.

EXAMPLE- Firefox, Chrome. Linux