Copyright and Licenses

By Roni Miller

What is Copyright?

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

Public Domain License

Material not protected by copyright because copyright has expired, been donated, or made by using public money, such as; classic literature (Shakespeare) or classic music

Freeware License

Copyrighted work that you can copy, use, or give away for free, such as; iTunes or Safari

Shareware License

Work that you can copy, share, or use for free, but only for a limited time, such as; free trials or starter/lite apps

All Rights Reserved License

May be used by the purchaser without exceeding the contract agreement, such as; movies or games

Open Source License

Software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve it, such as; Firefox or Chrome