Copyright and License

by: Emme Phillips

Definition of Copyright:

a collection of rights granted to the author of a piece of work
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Public Domain, examples, and benefit:

not copyrighted by law because it meets the following conditions, the work was created by public money, the copyrights were expired, you can donate your work into public domain

ex: classic literature

benefit: promotes your work

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Freeware, examples, and benefit:

freeware is copyrighted work you can copy, use, or give away for free.

ex: itunes, safari, internet explorer.

benefit: allows unlimited and free use to gain the most users

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Shareware, examples, and benefit:

copyrighted work that you can share but only for a limited amount of time

ex: demo apps

benefit: you can try it out before you buy the whole version

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All Rights Reserved, examples, and benefit:

all rights reserved only allows the purchaser to use the software according to the details spelled out in the license agreement.

ex: most softwares you buy at best buy are all rights reserved

benefit: the purchaser has access

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Open Source, examples, and benefit:

includes the source code for people to share and for people to edit if you want them to edit

ex: chrome

benefit: you can add people to your work for them to work on it as well.

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