Tag Archives: plagiarism-detection

5 Reasons Plagiarists Think They Won’t Get Caught

5 Reasons Plagiarists Think They Won’t Get Caught

Jailbreak ImageThe year is 2014. We live in the age of Google, advanced plagiarism detection tools, image matching services, audio recognition and even video identification. Every word, every sound, every image can be parsed, analyzed and compared with just the click of a mouse.

There is literally no reason that anyone should think that they can plagiarize and get away with it. Even if the plagiarism can’t be detected with technology, with the global audience of the Internet, there are always humans with good memories and sneaking suspicions to bring down any unsuspecting plagiarist.

So why do so many people try to get away with plagiarism when both the risk and the likelihood of getting caught are so high? This seems especially strange considering all that is usually saved by plagiarizing is a little bit of time and energy creating something original or citing sources correctly.

The answer is complex and it depends heavily upon the individual. But if we’re ever going to deter people from plagiarizing, we have to convince potential plagiarists that plagiarism is wrong and not worth the risk. Part of that means looking at why they think there is no risk at all.Continue Reading

New Turnitin Study on the Impact of Plagiarism Detection in Higher Education

New Turnitin Study on the Impact of Plagiarism Detection in Higher Education

Turnitin has released a follow up to its study on plagiarism detection in high schools, the results are remarkable both in impact and similarity.Continue Reading

5 Reasons Plagiarism Detection is So Difficult

5 Reasons Plagiarism Detection is So Difficult

With so many companies trying to develop their own plagiarism detection tools, here’s why it’s no easy feat and why it’s so easy to create a bad product.Continue Reading

PlagiarismDetect: Solid Detection at a High Price

PlagiarismDetect: Solid Detection at a High Price

PlagairismDetect claims to have a superior plagiarism detection service, but is it worth the price?Continue Reading

Comparing Citations to Detect Plagiarism

Comparing Citations to Detect Plagiarism

Researchers have created a prototype system for detecting plagiarism by looking at citations. Here’s how and why it works.Continue Reading

Review: Plagiarism.Pro Falls Short

Review: Plagiarism.Pro Falls Short

Plagiarism.Pro provides some unique settings and features for a plagiarism checker, but it slips when trying to perform even the most basic search.Continue Reading

Stopping Piracy by Following the Money Trail…

Stopping Piracy by Following the Money Trail…

Copyright holders, frustrated by what they see as ineffective tools for approaching piracy, are turning to attacking the money stream to get sites shut down.Continue Reading

PlagSpotter Updates Interface, Improves Service

PlagSpotter Updates Interface, Improves Service

PlagSpotter claims to have improved its service to fix its weaknesses. How well did it do and is it ready to compete with Copyscape?Continue Reading

PlagSpotter Review: Copyscape’s New Competition

PlagSpotter Review: Copyscape’s New Competition

PlagSpotter has taken aim at Copyscape to be the new major duplicate content/plagiarism detector. Does it hold up to the task?Continue Reading

5 Sneaky Plagiarist Tricks That Don’t Work

5 Sneaky Plagiarist Tricks That Don’t Work

Plagiarists are always trying to find ways to avoid detection, but most of their tricks simply don’t work and here’s why.Continue Reading