Copyright and Licenses

What You Need To Know

Copyright

The exclusive legal right given to a author of his/her piece ( book, music, writing, performance)

Licenses

Open Source

Software that has a source code and that can also be modified, or freely used by user.


Example: Firefox

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All Rights Reserved

The purchaser has to follow standards set by creator on what they can do with the creators work such as no copying, or piracy.



Example: iWork

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Shareware

Copyrighted work that is free, but if want a better/ full version you must pay a fee



Example: "lite" apps

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Freeware

Copyrighted work that can be copied or given away for free



Example: Windows Media Player

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Public Domain

A public piece , bought with public money ( NO one owns it), or the copyright has expired ( something old)



Example: Scott Joplin- "The Entertainer"

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