Copyright

Definition of Copyright

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

Copyright License

Permission to use copyrighted work (software, music, pictures, or video). There are five different licenses.

Public Domain

Not protected by copyright because it meets one of these requirements

- Expired Copyright

- Work Created by using Public Money

- The Creator donated the work to the Public Domain


Examples: Classic Literature/Music

Freeware

Copyrighted work that can be used, copied, and sold.


Examples: iTunes, Safari, and Internet Explorer

Shareware

Work that you can copy, share, use for free, but only for a limited time. If you want full program you have to pay.


Examples: Websites that give free trials, free version of apps

All Rights Reserved

May be used by the purchaser without exceeding the contract agreement


Examples: Movies or Games

Open Source

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


Examples: Firefox, Chrome, and Linex