Copyright and Licenses

By: Rachel Baniewicz


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


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

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


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