Software license
A software license is a legal instrument (usually by way of contract law, with or without printed material) governing the use or redistribution of software. Under United States copyright law all softw...
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Proprietary software
Proprietary software, non-free software (not to be confused with non-gratis, which is not free of charge), or closed source software is computer software licensed under exclusive legal right of the co...
End-user license agreement
In proprietary software, an end-user license agreement (EULA) or software license agreement is the contract between the licensor and purchaser, establishing the purchaser's right to use the software. ...
Free software license
A free software license is a notice that grants the recipient of a piece of software extensive rights to modify and redistribute that software. These actions are usually prohibited by copyright law, ...
Copyright infringement of software
Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribut...
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Free and open-source software licenses
This is a comparison of published free software licenses and open source licenses. The comparison only covers software licenses with a linked article for details, approved by at least one expert group...
KnowledgeTree Public License
The KnowledgeTree Public License is an open source license based on the Mozilla Public License with additional clauses added relating to branding and copyright notice retention.The KnowledgeTree Docum...
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Hardware restrictions
A hardware restriction (sometimes called hardware DRM) is content protection enforced by electronic components. The hardware restriction scheme may complement a digital rights management system implem...
Proprietary protocol
In telecommunications, a proprietary protocol is a communications protocol owned by a single organization or individual.
Ownership by a single organization gives the owner the ability to place res...
Software law
Software law refers to the legal remedies available to protect software-based assets. Software may, under various circumstances and in various countries, be restricted by patent or copyright or both. ...
Floating licensing
Floating licensing is a software licensing approach in which a limited number of licenses for a software application are shared among a larger number of users over time. When an authorized user wishes...
Project Harmony (FOSS group)
Project Harmony is an initiative by Canonical Ltd. about contributor agreements for Open Source software. The aim of the Harmony project is to develop templates of Contributor License Agreements for u...
Freeware
Freeware (portmanteau of "free" and "software") is computer software that is available for use at no monetary cost, which may have restrictions such as redistribution prohibited, and for which source ...
Client access license
A Client Access License ("CAL") is a software license distributed by software companies to allow clients to connect to its server software and use the software's services.
Most commercial software...
Broadcast encryption
Broadcast encryption is the cryptographic problem of delivering encrypted content (e.g. TV programs or data on DVDs) over a broadcast channel in such a way that only qualified users (e.g. subscribers ...
Careware
Careware (also called charityware, helpware, or goodware) is software licensed in a way that benefits a charity. Some careware is distributed free, and the author suggests that some payment be made to...
Damaged good
Crippleware has been defined in realms of both software and hardware. In software crippleware "vital features of the program such as printing or the ability to save files are disabled until the user p...
Virtualization software licensing
In computing, virtualization refers to the act of creating a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, including (but not limited to) a virtual computer hardware platform, operating system (O...
Warez
Warez are copyrighted works distributed without fees or royalties, and may be traded, in general violation of copyright law. Warez are generally unauthorized releases by organized groups, as opposed t...
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XYplorer
XYplorer (pronounced X-Y-plorer or Zai-plorer, formerly known as TrackerV3) is a file manager for Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8. XYplorer is a hybrid file manager that combines features found in ...
Software protection dongle
A software protection dongle (commonly known as a dongle or key) is an electronic copy protection and content protection device which, when attached to a computer or other electronic appliance, unlock...
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Stop Online Piracy Act
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was a United States bill introduced by U.S. Representative Lamar S. Smith (R-TX) to expand the ability of U.S. law enforcement to combat online copyright infringement...
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Shrink wrap contract
Shrink wrap contracts are license agreements or other terms and conditions of a (putatively) contractual nature which can be read and accepted by the consumer only after the consumer opens the product...
Kalisto
Kalisto may refer to: