Licenses

Copyright is...

The legal right given to an originator or an author 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 law.

Example: Classic music/literature

Freeware

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

Example: Chrome

Shareware

Copyrighted work that you can copy, share, or use for a limited time. If you want the permanent version, you have to pay for it.

Example: Minecraft Lite

All Rights Reserved

Only allows the purchaser to use the software according to the details spelled out in the license agreement.

Example: Most software you buy at Best Buy or similar stores is All Rights Reserved.

Open Source

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

Example: Chrome and Firefox