Copyright

by Ashley Self

What is Copyright

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

What is Public Domain

Public domain isn’t protected by copyright law bc it’s either expired, created publicly or the creator donated the work into the public.


ex. Shakespeare

What is Freeware

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


ex. iTunes, Windows media player, Internet explorer, safari.

What is shareware

Copyrighted work that you can share, copy and use for free, but only for a limited time. If you want to use it longer, you have to pay.


ex. 30 day free trial, Aos offered people 1000 hours of free internet

What is All rights reserved

A phrase that originated in copyright law as a formal requirement for copyright notice. It indicates that the copyright holder reserves, or holds for their own use, all the rights provided by copyright law under one specific copyright treaty.


ex. All the rights are reserved to the person who copyrights the thing so you cant use there

What is open source

Software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve it.


ex. Firefox, Chrome, Linux

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