Copyright and Licenses

By Miguel Perez

Definition - Copyright

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

5 Different Licenses

Public Domain

This is the first license, this license isn't protected by copyright law because it meets one of the following condition either the copyright has expired, work was created using public money, or the creator donated the work into the Public domain.

An example would be a Shakespeare book.

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Freeware

This license gives you permission to use copyrighted work, copy, or give away for free.

An example of this would be Itunes.

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Shareware

This license is copyrighted work that is similar to freeware, but if you want permanent/full use, you must pay for it. It offers free trial.

An example of this would be Minecraft Trail. (Any thing that offers free trail)

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All Rights Reserved

May be used by the purchaser according to the exact details spelled out in the license agreement.

An example would be Iwork.

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Open Source

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

An example of it would be Firefox.

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