Copyright and Licenses

Copyright

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

Licenses

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

Freeware


~Has been copyrighted but given away for free


  • Ex: iTunes

Shareware


~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