Collection of rights granted to the author for their work


  • Public Domain: not protected by copyright; made with public money, donated work
  • Freeware: copyrighted work you can copy, use, and give away for free; full version
  • Shareware: Copyrighted work that you can copy and share, but only for a certain amount of time.
  • All Rights Reserved: only allows you to use according to the license agreement
  • Open Source:Software that includes the source code with the idea that people can improve it