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This article was drawn from a Master in Information Studies dissertation done at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


This article is based on a Master's study, which investigated the awareness of copyright laws of law students at the University of Venda (UNIVEN) library. The study adopted a quantitative research approach with a few open-ended questions and used the inferential type of quantitative research method. A stratified random sampling method (also called proportional or quota sampling) was used to determine the number of students in the study, which provided a final sample size of 132 final-year and postgraduate law students. This study used questionnaires to collect data from law students. Results of the study show that law students are reasonably familiar with basic copyright matters such as policies, copyright protection, public domain, copyright limitation, and fair use. However, it can be concluded that further training is warranted to improve the copyright knowledge of law students.