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What is a Copyright?

The collection of rights granted to the author of a piece of intellectual work (book, song, video, software, etc.).

Different Types of Copyrights

1. Public Domain

Work that isn't protected by copyright law because either the copyright has expired, the work was created using public money, or the creator donated the work into the public domain.

2. Freeware

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

3. Shareware

Copyrighted work you can share, copy, and use for free but only for a limited time, for full program you have to pay.

4. All Rights Reserved

Only allows the purchaser to use the software according to the details spelled out in the license agreement.

5. Open Source

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