Copyright and Licenses

Jessica Perry

Definition of Copyright

The collection of rights granted granted to the author of a piece of original work whether it is a software, video, or writings of sorts. You can have licenses (permission) to use copyrighted works.

Public Domain

Public domain isn’t protected by copyright law because the copyright has expired, created using public money or because it was donated into the public domain; always going to be permanent. There are no copyright laws in place.

Example: classic literature or music - Odyssey because the copyright is expired

LICENSES

Freeware License

Copyright work that you can copy, use, or give away for free

Example: getting music of iTunes

Shareware License

Copyright work that you can copy, use, or give away for free, but only for a limited time (if you want the full/permanent program you have to buy it)

Example: applications and movies

All Rights Reserved License

Allows the purchaser to use the software according to the details spelled out in the license agreement in terms

Example: most software (at Best Buy) large companies use this to protect their works

Open Source License

Software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve it.

Example: google chrome