Copyright and Licenses


The legal right to print, publish, perform, film, or record material, and to give permission for others to do the same.


Public Domain

~Not protected under copyright

~Copyright has expired
~Made with public money
~Submitted to the public

  • Ex: a Shakespeare book or any old one


~Has been copyrighted but given away for free

  • Ex: iTunes


~Has been copyrighted

~Given for free at first
~Later makes you pay for full version

  • Ex: The "lite" version of any app

All Rights Reserved

~Can only be used according to the sellers contract

  • Ex: iWork

Open Source

~Includes the sours code so that someone could improve on it

  • Ex: Google Chrome or Firefox