Copyright

Definition

Copyrights are the collections of rights given to the author of a piece of work like a book, or a song.

Public domain

Work that isn't protected by copyright because:

- the copyright has expired

-the work was created using public money

-the creator donated the work to the public

Example: an old book

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Freeware

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

Example: iTunes, Internet Explorer

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Shareware

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

Example: WinZip

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All Rights Reserved

Allows the purchaser to use software according to details spelled out in a license agreement.

Example: Pages

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Open Source

Software that includes the source code when downloaded

Example: Firefox

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