By Maggie Haynes

What is copyright??

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

Public Domain

Work that is not copyrighted because it has run down, made with public money or was donated. Ex: Classic Literature, classic music.


Copyright work you can copy, use or give away for free. Ex: itunes, windows or safari.


A copyrighted work that you can download and use for free for a limited time. Ex: ‘Light’ Games

All Rights Reserved

Only allows the purchaser to use the software according to the license agreement. Ex: iWork, Grand Theft Auto, etc.

Open Source

Software that includes the source code with the idea that someone will improve it. Ex: Firefox and Chrome