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FREEWARE Definition & Legal Meaning

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No-cost software, free for download distribution. Typically has no manual, warranty, or upgrade option. Often can be freely redistributed without any charge or fee, but, its copyright remains with the original writer or publisher. Some software, like Adobe’s Acrobat Reader are full-functional programs or complete software suites, like Sun Microsystems Star Office . However, most freewares are small utility programs. Contrast to shareware.


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