Copyright

What is copyright?

Copyright: the collection of rights granted to the author of a piece of work

Different types of Copyright Licenses

Public Domain: software that isn't protected by copyright laws because either the copyright has expired, the creator donated it to the public domain, or the work was created using public money


  • Example: Classic literature



Freeware: copyrighted work that you can use, copy, or give away for free


  • Example: iTunes



Shareware: copyrighted work that you can copy, share, or use but for a limited time


  • Free Trials



All Rights Reserved: a license that allows the purchaser to use the software according to the details spelled out in the license agreement


  • Any store selling software has an all right reserved area



Open Source: software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve it


  • Firefox

Pictures of the different types of Licenses