Copyright and Licenses

By: Rachel Baniewicz

Copyright

the collection of rights granted to the author of a piece of work

Public Domain

not protected by copyright law because copyright has expired, the creator donated work, or it was created using public money


Example: public literature, classical music

Freeware

copyrighted work that you can copy, use, or give away for free


Example: iTunes, Windows media player, Safari, Internet Explorer

Shareware

copyright that you can copy, share, and use for free, but only for a limited time


Example: Netflix

All Rights Reserved

only allows the buyer to use the software according to the details and the license agreement


Example: Microsoft

Open Source

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


Example: Chrome, Firefox