By: Wyatt


the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.


1. Public domain

When the copyright has run out and the creator doesn’t own their own work.

2. Freeware

Copyrighted work/programs you give away or use for free.

3. Shareware

Copyrighted work that you can copy, share, and use for free, but only for a limited time; Free trial

4. All rights reserved

Allows the purchaser to use software according to the details in the license agreement

5. Open source

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