Copyright and Licenses

Rights granted to the author of a piece of work

Public Domain

Definition: Isn’t copyrighted by law because it meets one of the following conditions; work has been created using public money


Example: Classic Literature

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Freeware

Definition: Copyrighted work that you copy, use, or give away for free


Example: iTunes

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Shareware

Definition: Copyrighted work that you can share but only for a limited time


Example: Demo Apps

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All Rights Reserved

Definition: Only allows the purchaser to use the software spelled out in the licence agreement


Example: Best Buy Softwares

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Open Source

Definition: Include source code so people can make it better and the program can be changed


Example: Chrome

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