Copyright and licenses

Copyright definition

Copyright is the right that creators have to alter, share, lend, etc. their work to others.

There are 5 types of copyright

  1. Public Domain-Not protected by copyright because it’s made with public money,it’s been donated, or because the copyright expired.
  2. Freeware-Copyrighted material that can be used shared or given for free.
  3. Shareware-Copyrighted work that can be copied for free but skimmed down or only for a time, you must pay for the full program
  4. All Rights Reserved-The purchaser is only allowed to use the software according to details in the license agreement.
  5. Open Source-Software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve it.

Examples

Public domain-Shakesphere

Shareware-Minecraft

Freeware-Safari

Open source-Firefox

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