By: Sarah Voss

Copy right definition:

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

Public Domain:

Public Domain isn’t protected by copyright law, either copyright has expired, work was created for that purpose, or creator donated the work into the Public Domain. For example Romeo and Juliet and Moby Dick.

Open Source

Open source is software that includes the source code with the idea that someone can improve upon it. For example Linux, internet explorer, google chrome.