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

Examples: iTunes

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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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