Copyright and Licenses

By: Tiana Clevenger

Copyright

The collection of rights granted to the author of a piece of work

Types of Licensing

1. Public Domain
2. Freeware
3. Shareware
4. All Rights Reserved
5. Open Source

Public Domain

Is not protected by copyright laws because…

  1. The copyright has expired

  2. The work was created using public money

  3. The creator donated the work into public domain

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Freeware

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

Similar to Freeware except that you have to pay for it. It offers a free trial
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All Rights Reserved

May be used by the purchaser according to the exact details spelled out in the license agreement
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Open Source

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