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What is copyright?

Copyright:

The exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.

What is a Copyright License?

Copyright License:

Permission to use software, music, pictures, or video.

Types of Copyright Licenses

Public Domain

Public Domain is not protected by copyright law because it meets one of the following conditions:

  • The copyright has expired.

  • The work was created using public money.

  • The creator donated the work into the public domain.


Example(s): Romeo and Juliet.

Freeware

Copyrighted work that you can use for free.


Example(s):

iTunes

Safari

Internet Explorer

Windows Media Player

Shareware

Copyrighted work that you can copy, share, and use for free but only for a limited time.


Example(s): Lite version of apps.

All Rights Reserved

Only allows the purchaser to use the software according to the license agreement.


Example(s): Software you can buy at a store like Best Buy.

Open Source

A software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve it.


Example(s): Firefox and Chrome.