Plagiarism study – design of a plagiarism detection system

INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of Study ‘Plagiarism is the act of taking the writings of another person and passing them o’ as one’s own. The fraudulence is closely related to forgery and piracy-practices generally in violation of copyright laws.’ (Encyclopedia Britannica, cited in Asim, MEr Ali, HM, Dahwa, A, & Vaclav, S 2011). The word plagiarism … Read more

Plagiarism checkers – do they help students cheat?

An ongoing debate in the academic world is whether plagiarism checkers like help students cheat, or whether they help students avoid genuine accidental plagiarism.  What do you think? Have you ever used a plagiarism checker to help you cheat? Take part in our poll below (you’ll be able to see what other students said as … Read more

Plagiarism checker – checking the web

Plagiarism isn’t the same everywhere on the web… The word “plagiarism’ isn’t as hard to type as you might think. Doing some keyword research this month at, we thought we’d see where people tripped up. Surprisingly, there are just a small handful of typos, which include: plagarism “plagarism” plagirism “plagirism” plaigarism “plaigarism” [plagarism] [plagirism] … Read more

Plagiarism in the news: Cylvia Hayes and her copied consultancy report

An investigation carried out by GoLocalPDX into the work of Cylvia Hayes, Oregan’s first lady, has revealed that sections of the Green Jobs Growth Plan: 2011-2019 report that she produced were taken from a previously written state report. Gloria Hayes was paid tens of thousands of dollars to write the report with the purpose of … Read more

Plagiarism round up

What’s been happening in the world of plagiarism this December This month in the news, we find Yahoo, the publication Biosystems Engineering, WND, Maneesh Sharma’s latest film, US-Israeli author Naomi Ragen and artist Dani King Heriyanto all on the end of plagiarism charges. As if that’s not enough, Lenore Hart has been accused of lifting … Read more

Plagiarism in the news – Plagiarism Checker’s round up

Whenever I sit down to scour through the newspapers to bring you stories on plagiarism, I’m never short of things to write about.  I’ve dropped about 16 stories for this edition simply because my article’s already near 2,000 words and despite the slease of these stories, I’m sure the topic of plagiarism wouldn’t keep even … Read more