What is Copyright and Licensing?

Copyright:

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


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Licensing:

Permission to use copyright material.

Five Different Types of Licensing. . .

Public Domain- Materials that aren't protected by copyright law. One example is classical literature.

Freeware- Copyrighted work that you can copy, use, or give away for free. One example is Itunes.

Shareware- Work that you can copy, share, and use for free, but only for a limited time. One example is a free app from the app store.

All Rights Reserved- Only allows the purchaser to use the software according to the details in the license agreement. One example is Instagram.

Open Source- Software that includes the source code for users to use Firefox and Chrome.