Copyright and Lisences

By Brooke Heitman

Copyright


Is a collection of right granted to the author of a piece of work.

Public Domain

Isn’t protected by copyright law because they expired, made by public funds, were used to create or the author donated the work. For example, there are books and music.

Freeware

Copyrighted work that you can copy, use, or give away for free. For example, you can get iTunes, safari, or windows media.

Shareware

Copyrighted work you can use, share and copy for free, for a limited time. For example, a 'light' app in the apps store.

All Rights Reserved

Allows the buyer to use the software according to the license agreement. For example, there are video games.

Open Source

Software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve it. For example, Firefox or Chrome.