Copyright and license web flyer

by Rell Harwood


Copyright is the collection of rights granted to the author of a piece of work.

Public Domain

Public Domain: Is work that anybody can use because the copyright ran out, the work was created using public money, or the creator donated the work to the public domain. Example: Romeo and Juliet


Freeware: is a copyrighted work that you can copy, use, or give away for free. Example: downloading itunes for free


Shareware: Is a copyrighted work that you can copy, share, and use for free but only for a limited time if you want the full program you must pay for it. Example: free trial on Netflix

All Rights Reserved

All Rights Reserved: Most software devices you buy at stores and consider all rights reserved. Example: Buying a game at the store.

Open Source

Open Source: Software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve it. Example: google chrome.