What is Copyright?

You've Probably Been Wondering What the Symbol Actually Means

The definition of copyright is:


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


Five Types of Licenses

1. Public Domain


This licence is not protected by copyright law because of the following: it's expired, someone has donated it, or it was created by public money.


ex. classical music


2. Freeware


Freeware allows copyrighted work to be copied, used, or given away for free.


ex. iTunes, Safari, Internet Explorer


3. Shareware


Shareware is copyrighted material that be used for free for certain amount of time. It is a trial.


ex. Spotify, Minecraft


4. All Rights Reserved


Publisher is only allowed to use the software according to the deals and license agreement.


ex. Microsoft


5. Open Source


Software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve it


ex. Firefox and Chrome allowing users to make addons