Copyright

William Martz

Definition

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

Public Domain

Meets one of these conditions

-the copyright has expired

-The work was created using public money

-The work was donated to the public domain


Example

Classic Literature

Freeware

Freeware is copyrighted work that you can copy, use or give away for free


Example

Internet Explorer

Shareware

Copyrighted work that you can share and use for free but only for a limited time


Example

Lite apps

All Rights Reserved

Only allows the purchaser to use the software according to the details in the license agreement.


Example

Software you would buy at best buy or similar places

Open Source

Software that included the source code with the idea that someone can improve it


Example

Chrome, Linux