Copyright & Licenses

Abby Bullock


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

5 types of licenses

1. Public Domain- is not protected by copyright law because it meets one of the examples

Examples: copyright expired, the work was created using public money, the creator donated the work to public domain

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2. Freeware- copyrighted work that you can use, copy, or give away for free

Examples: itunes and safari

3. Shareware-You get it for free at first, but then you have to pay for the full package (free trial)

Example: Minecraft

4. All Rights Reserved- may be used by the purchaser according to the exact details spelled out in the license agreement

Example: a movie

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5. Open Source- software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve upon it

Examples: Plone and mozilla foundation

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