Types of Digital License
A digital license is a license that is written on a file to provide certain restrictions on the use of the file. Various types of licenses were made to protect the intellectual property rights of the makers.
Broadly speaking, this license is divided into two, namely Open Source and Close Source. With the development of the digital world today, let's get to know some of the following types of digital licenses.
Public Domain License
This type of license is most widely used or given to files, images, tutorials and so on. This type of Public domain license can be interpreted as a license that is not protected by Intellectual Property Rights.
This means that file types that use a Public Domain license can be taken and used for various purposes for your project, even to commercial.
But of course, even though it is free to use, we cannot share a file that has the license by fully acknowledging the file as our own.
This type of license is a type of license that is only paid once after that you can use as much as possible even for commercial.
For example, you buy a logo to a logo designer with a royalty free license. Then you make a book by putting the logo on the cover of the book. The book was sold and made a profit. The profit is only for you, while the logo design will no longer benefit from the book.
And there is also a Royalty Free license that is paid once but conditionally.
For example, you buy a logo to a logo designer with a Royalty Free license on the condition that the logo can only be loaded on 1000 book covers. If you want more than 1000, we have to buy or pay royalties/money to the logo designer.
Free For Personal
Free For Commersial
- The maximum number that can be commercialized is 5000 units
- Can only be used on 1 social media business account
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GNU General Public License
The GNU General Public License is a license that gives you the freedom to modify the work of program code, files and so on and share these files with others even for commercial purposes. This license is mostly used for GNU applications or software.
GNU is a computer operating system consisting entirely of free software. Its name is a recurring acronym for GNU's Not UNIX; the name was chosen because its design is similar to Unix, but unlike UNIX, GNU does not contain UNIX codes. GNU development was started by Richard Stallman and was the original focus of the Free Software Foundation (FSF). (source Wikipedia)
Others digital licences:
- CC BY
- CC BY-SA
- CC BY-NC-SA
- CC BY-ND
- CC BY-NC-ND