The future of plagiarism

by Marty Crossland on May 15, 2008

I just read an entertaining, but almost disheartening article that is a tongue-in-cheek eavesdrop on the conversation of two young professors twenty years in the future. They discuss the availability of automated plagiarism software that can research, copy or buy material, and then automatically edit the published works to the extent that the plagiarism can’t be detected. Here’s the article:
The Future of Plagiarism.

Maybe. But not today. For now software like TurnItIn.com can still be an effective tool for combating plagiarism in written works our students submit to us. At ORU we have a site license for it. Check out the link to it on the faculty resource page on the university web site: faculty.oru.edu/faculty.php.

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