Licenses

Elise Serena

Copyright

A copyright is a collection of rights granted to the author of a piece of work.

Public Domain

Expired copyright, work was created using public money, or the creator donated the work into public domain.


Example: Classic literature, classic music (Romeo and Juliet)

Freeware

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


Example: Windows Media Player

Shareware

Copyrighted work that you can copy, share, and use for free, but only for a limited time. If you want the full/permanent program, you must pay for it.


Example: Lite apps in the app store.

All Rights Reserved

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


Example: Video games, music, Keynote

Open Source

Denoting software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified.


Examples: Firefox and Google Chrome