Copyrights

What Is Copyright?

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

Public Domain:

Available to the public and not subject to copyright. An example would be Shakespeare’s work.


Freeware:




Copyrighted work you can copy, use, or give away free. An example is ITunes because it is free and there is no other version that costs money.

Shareware:




A copyright that you can share and copy but only for a limited time. Minecraft lite because the full version you have to pay for.



All Rights Reserved:




Only allows the purchaser to use the software based on the licensing agreement. An example would be microsoft word.



Open Source:


A software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve it. Linux is an example.