Copyright and Licenses
By: Maya Levine
Types of Licenses
1. Public Domain
Definition: Isn't protected by copyright law because either: 1. Copyright has expired 2. The work was created using public money 3. The creator donated the work into the public domain
Examples: Classic literature and classical music. This is because their copyright has expired.
Definition: Copyrighted work that you can use for free
Examples: Itunes, Windows Media Player, Google, Internet Explorer, etc.
Definition: Copyrighted work that you can use for free but only for a limited time. If you want the full version you have to pay. It is a free trail.
Examples: Lite game apps, thirty day free trial (Netflix, Spotify, etc.)
4. All Rights Reserved
Definition: Only allows the purchaser to use the software according to the details spelled out in the license agreement.
Examples: Video games, movies, etc.
5. Open Source
Definition: Software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve it.
Examples: Firefox, and Chrome. The users can make add-ons and extensions that does something cool.