Copyright & Licenses

By Jack Wright


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

Public Domain

Intelluctual property rights have expired, have been forfeited, or are not applicable.

Examples: classic literature.

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

Example: ITunes, safari, firefox.

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A free product that does not give you the full value and only lasts for a certain period of time.

Example: Sketchup for 30 day trial, Minecraft lite.

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All rights reserved.

Allowing the purchaser to use the software according to the details and license agreement.

Examples: Microsoft, other software

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Open Source

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

Examples: Chrome, Linux