Copyright and Licenses

Definition of Copyright

Copyright is the the collection of rights granted to the author of a piece of work.

Types of Licenses

Public Domain:Isn’t protected by copyright law.

Freeware:Copyrighted work that you can use, its free.

Shareware:Copyrighted work that is similar to freeware, but if you want permanent/full use, you must pay for it, It offers a free trial.

All Rights Reserved:May be used by the purchaser according to the exact details spelled out in the license agreement.

Open Source:Software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve upon it.

Examples

Public Domain: Romeo and Juliet

Freeware: i Tunes

Shareware:Minecraft

All Rights Reserved: Grand Theft Auto Five

Open Source: Google Chrome