CopyRight and Licenses

by Gray Wells

What is Copyright?

the legal right, given to the author to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and be able to give others the same right.

Public Domain

Isn’t protected by copyright because it expired, created using public money, or donated it to a public domain


Example: Classic Literature such as Shakespeare

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FreeWare

Copyrighted work that you can use, copy, share, and give away for free


Examples: iTunes

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ShareWare

Copyrighted work that you can use, share, and copy for a limited time but it is free


Examples: Lite Apps

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All Rights Reserved

Only the purchaser and author can access the software


Examples: Software, Microsoft Word

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Open Source

A Software that includes the source code that someone can improve it


Examples: Firefox, Chrome, Wikipedia

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