COPYRIGHT

By Daisy Townshend

Copyright

Noun

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

Public Domain

Not protected by copyright laws

Example: Classical literature

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Freeware

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

Examples: Free apps
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Shareware

Copyrighted work that you can copy share and use for a limited amount of time

Examples: Lite versions of games
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All Rights Reserved

Allows the purchaser to use the software according to the details spelled out in the license agreement

Examples: Most software you buy at Best Buy or a similar store
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Open Source

Software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve it

Examples: Firefox and Chrome
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