Copyright and Licensing
how they work
So What's a License?
1. Public Domain: public domain isn't protected because either it's copyright license has expired (example: most classics have expired so Jane Austen books and Sherlock Holmes can be copied legally) or it was created using public money, or the creator donated it. If you don't care about making money or people copying your work, you can donate it so that everyone can use it.
2. Freeware: You are allowed to use the work for free, however it is still protected by copyright. For example, safari is freeware.
3. Shareware: this is a piece of work that has a free trial, to get you hooked, before asking you to pay for permanent or full use. This is a great marketing strategy, because once people get attached to your work and the time comes that their trial is over, they are willing to pay the full price. Take for example, minecraft lite, which gives you a free trial but requires you to pay a fee later.
4. All Rights Reserved: may be used by the purchaser as long as they respect the license agreement. For example, Grand Theft Auto is All Rights Reserved.
5.Open Source: software that allows you to change the source code so that you can improve it or make it do something specific for you. For example, chrome allows you to adjust the source code.