By Anna


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

5 Types of Licences

Public Domain

Work that isn’t protected by copyright law because it is expired work, created using public money, the creator donated it to the public. (Ex. Classic literature such as Romeo and Juliet).


Copyrighted work that can be copied, used, and given away for free. (Ex. I tunes and Safari).


Copyrighted work that you can use for free for a limited time (Ex. Lite apps, free trials).

All Rights Reserved

Only allows the purchaser to use the software according to the details in the license agreement (Ex. Most software that you buy at Best Buy or places alike could be considered all rights reserved).

Open Source

software that includes the source code so that someone can improve it (Ex. Firefox, Chrome)