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.


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.


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.