Copyright and Licenses

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A copyright is the collection of rights granted to the author or producer.

Rights of Copyright

The right to:

  • Sell it
  • Lease it
  • Alter it
  • Lend it


  • Public Domain: Not protected by the copyright law.
  • Freeware: Copyrighted work that you can use, copy, and share for free.
  • Shareware: Copyrighted work that is similar to freeware, but if you want permanent/full use you have to pay for the software.
  • All rights reserved: May be used by the purchaser according to the exact details spelled out in the license agreement.
  • Open Source: Software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve upon it.