What is it?


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


permission to use copyrighted material.

Public Domain

Def.- Isn’t protected by copyright law because either the copyright has expired, the work was made using public money, or the creator donated the work to a public domain.

Ex.- classic literature/music

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Def.- Software that is free of charge

Ex.- iTunes or Safari

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Def.- Software that is free, but only for a limited time. If you want to use it again you have to pay.

Ex.- Light versions and free trials

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All Rights Reserved

Def.- Software you purchase and can only use according to the user agreement

Ex.- Softword

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Open Source

Def.- Software that includes a source code with idea that someone can change or edit it.

Ex.- Firefox and Google Chrome browser themes

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