Copyright and Licenses

By: Ketch Schueler


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

Public Domain

Not protected by copyright because it meets one of the following: The copyright has expired, The work was created using public money, The creator donated the work into public domain. Example: Shakespeare


Copyrighted work that you can use, copy, or give away for free. Example: Itunes


Copyrighted work that is similar to freeware, but if you want permanent/ full use, you must pay for it. Example: Minecraft

All Rights Reserved

May be used by the purchaser according to exact details spelled out in license agreement. Example: Madden 16

Open Source

Software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve upon it. Example: Google Chrome