Wikipedia describes copyright as a legal right that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to its use and distribution. It is a form of intellectual property, applicable to certain forms of creative work.

While the majority of the students using our service will know this definition well (AKA: Law Students) some individuals might suddenly forget these fundamentals in the moment. The Easy Student team really wants to avoid this happening.

So, if you’re unsure what constitutes copyright infringement here is a handy definition:

But in South Africa there are a few guidelines to follow around written work:

And if you’re wondering, “Does copyright expire?” It does, 50 years after the creator's death.

Intellectual Property and Copyright