By Carter Thompson
What is Copyright?
The Five Copyright Licenses
1. Public Domain
-The copyright has expired
-The work was created using public money
-The creator donated the work into the public domain
Some examples of Public Domain are older works, such as Shakespeare.
The benefits of public domain are that people can copy it multiple times for reasons such as English class.
Some examples of Freeware are web browsers and music platforms.
The benefits of shareware are that everyone gets the same version, so other people who can afford it can't get a better, more expensive version.
An example of shareware is iPhone games.
The benefits of shareware are that it allows customers to try out a product before they decide to buy the full version.
4. All Rights Reserved
Some examples of All Rights Reserved are computer video games and work software.
The benefits of All Rights Reserved are that companies who make these products don't have to worry about someone tampering with their work without getting permission or getting in serious trouble.
5. Open Source
Some examples of Open Source are web browsers and Linux.
The benefits of Open Source are that it allows users to create additions or upgrades for whatever program you're using instead of waiting for the company to make it instead.