Copyright and License Terms

Copyright Definition

Copyright is the protection of your original work by law.

Public Domain

Work that isn’t protected by copyright law

Examples - Shakespeare, Bible, or when someone donates their work.


Copyrighted work that you can use for free

Examples - iTunes, Web Browsers


Like a free trial for copyrighted work

Examples - Lite Apps, Free trials for paid subscriptions

All Rights Reserved

Only allows purchaser to use software

Examples - Video Games, Movies, Microsoft Office

Open Source

Software that can be changed by other contributors

Examples - Google Chrome, Some Video Game Betas