Copyright and Licenses

By Ishan Chho

Copyright

A collection of rights granted to the author of a piece of work
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Public Domain

Material that is not protected by copyright laws

For any of these reasons...


  • Copyright Expired
  • Public Money funded it
  • Material was donated into public domain

Examples: Classic Literature/Music

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FreeWare

Copyrighted material that is free, and used for anything


Examples: iTunes, Gimp

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ShareWare

Copyrighted material that a small portion of the actual product


Examples: Game Demos, Photoshop Trial

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All Rights Reserved

Only allows to for consumer to use product according to agreement


Examples: Microsoft Office, iWork, Full Video Games

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Open Source

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


Examples: Google Chrome, Firefox, Linux

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