Copyright and Licenses

What You Need To Know


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


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

Example: "lite" apps

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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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