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January 16, 2013

“When plagiarists were being honest with me they would tell stories about wanting people to like them, being really impressed by the work, wanting to impress,” said New Orleans-based writer Jonathan Bailey who launched in 2005 after finding his short stories and poetry being widely copied online.

August 14, 2012

“Copy-and-paste was the biggest step forward for the plagiarist ever,” says Jonathan Bailey, creator of the website Plagiarism Today.

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August 14, 2012

“Copy-and-paste was the biggest step forward for the plagiarist ever,” says Jonathan Bailey, creator of the website Plagiarism Today.

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June 14, 2011

Jonathan Bailey is a New Orleans businessman whose company, Copybyte, specializes in detecting plagiarism in journalism and academia. Gambit sent Bailey four representative samples from Brown’s columns, along with text from the originals to which they bore a resemblance. Three of the four were, in Bailey’s opinion, “pretty clear-cut examples of plagiarism ?” clearly copy-and-paste jobs with minor rewritings.”

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March 7, 2011

Jonathan Bailey, a consultant in New Orleans who runs the Web site “Plagiarism Today,” agrees. “There’s a lot of cultural differences in how people respond to plagiarism,” he said.

September 9, 2010

Even with these programs, however, editors must be careful, Bailey warned — even high degree of text similarity can sometimes be legit. “It really is about context,” Fennell agreed. “It’s good software, but it doesn’t replace human judgment.”

August 31, 2010

Logos occupy that middle area where copyright and trademark can cross over. As cogently explained in Plagiarism Today’s post, “Trademark, Copyright and Logos,” nothing in the law makes the two rights mutually exclusive. So if your logo shows a requisite amount of originality, it can qualify for copyright protection. And if it’s also a company or product/service identifier, it can qualify for trademark protection.

June 30, 2010

Jonathan Bailey, a writer for the website Plagiarism Today, outlines the conflict between intellectual property and appropriate fan tribute in his aptly-named article, The Messy World of Fan Art and Copyright.

June 19, 2010

Bailey founded the company Plagiarism Today, based in suburban New Orleans, La. that specializes in tracking and stopping the mis-use of copyright information, as well as educating the public on how widespread plagiarism is on the Internet.

March 23, 2010

Jonathan Bailey, the creator of Plagiarism Today and president of CopyByte, a consultancy that helps advise organizations about detecting and combating plagiarism, said he’s aware of many media companies that pay to check and see if anyone’s stealing their content.


April 23, 2009

Jonathan Bailey, runs the website, was hired by Whetstone to review the papers and concluded that “extensive portions” of Meehan’s dissertation were plagiarism of Boening’s work.

Bailey, who is not an academic, analyzed the two papers using a computer program that looks for similarities in writing. He submitted a report claiming 38.7% of the second chapter in Meehan’s paper was copied from Boening’s.

The Guardian

August 7, 2008

“Jonathan Bailey, editor of the Plagiarism Today blog, notes that a YouTube video already explains to other spammers how to use Knol to push their results up Google’s rankings. Google has already come under fire for the sheer amount of spam hosted on its free Blogspot blogs – and now that may be repeated on Knol.”

July 12, 2007

“Chasing sploggers, generally, is not worth it. The software that these guys use can generate thousands of spam blogs an hour. Even the people who gave them the blog to use don’t know who they really are,” says Bailey.

Boston Globe

May 8, 2006

“Jonathan Bailey, the author of Plagiarism Today, a blog dedicated to the issue of plagiarism online, said this type of cut-and-paste plagiarism is widespread. At any given moment, Bailey said, he’s helping up to 25 bloggers who have been plagiarized — people like Jennifer Woodard Maderazo, whose Latino blog has been regularly plagiarized. There’s even a sex blogger who found that entries were being pilfered.”

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March 29, 2008

“I’m out here in Dallas, today, mingling and covering live the events from WordCamp Dallas 2008. Up next is a speech from Jonathan Bailey, author of started Plagiarism Today.”

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August 2, 2007

“Pretty much any site that puts out an RSS feed is going to get scraped, said Jonathan Bailey, Webmaster of Plagiarism Today. Typically, it’s the same people sending out the herbal Viagra junk e-mail, he said.”

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Sept 4, 2007

To Catch a Thief: Tools and Tips to Combat Digital Content Plagiarism

Aug 29, 2006

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