A collection of rights granted to the author of a work piece

The Five Licenses

1. Public Domain: A piece of work that isn't protected by copyright law

Example: Classic Literature, Classical Music

2. Freeware: Copyrighted work that you can copy, use, or give away for free

Examples: iTunes, Windows Media Player, Safari, Internet Explorer

3. Shareware: A free trial of a program that is limited by time, to use the full service you must pay a fee, whether it be regular or one-time

Examples: Game Demo, Light Version of a Game

4. All Rights Reserved: Only allows the consumer to use the software according to the details and the license

Examples: Madden NFL Games

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

Examples: Firefox and Google Chrome

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