Copyright and Liscenses


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

Kinds of Copyright

Public Domain

Work isn’t protected by copyright law because it either expired or was donated for public domain.

Ex: Works by Shakespeare and Beethoven


Copyrighted work that you can use for free.

Ex: iTunes and Safari


Copyrighted work that you can use for free, but for a limited time. Afterwards, you must pay to use.

Ex: Lite version of games or 30 day free trial

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All Rights Reserved

Only purchaser can use under seller’s rules.

Ex: Best-Buy purchases (Games, DVDs, etc.)

Open Source

Software that other people can add from a source code.

Ex: Chrome Add-ons and Extensions