Copyright

Copyright:

Collection of rights granted to the author of a piece of work. (Book, song, video, software, etc.)

Public Domain and Examples




Something is not protected by copyright because it could’ve been expired. An example would be a book.

Freeware and Examples


Copyrighted work that you can copy, use, or give away for free. Like iTunes, for example.

Shareware and Examples


Copyrighted work that you can use for free for a limited time. Like free trials.

All Rights Reserved and Examples




Only allows the purchaser to use the software. Most software you buy at Best Buy and similar stores would be considered Rights Reserved.

Open Source and Examples


Source is software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve it. For example Firefox and Chrome.