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name of the term: Licenses
descriptions of the term:


Licenses stipulate what users are permitted to do with copyrighted works such as music, texts, films, software, etc. Some licenses place strict controls on the usage of the works (a license fee often applies), while others deliberately facilitate the free flow of works (see also Right of use).

Source: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, edited (only available in German)