Alexander Berezin dismisses Turnitin as a typically American newfangled gimmick in an opinion letter in the CAUT Online.
Lee Dunn, Chris Morgan, Sharon Parry, and Meg O'Reilly, in The Student Assessment Handbook: New Directions in Traditional and Online Assessment (Routledge Falmer, 2004), include a discussion of plagiarism. For a brief notice, see news.com.au
The Globe and Mail reviews the problem of student plagiarism and cites two largely overlooked points: plagiarism detection services are pursued as cost effective alternatives to hiring more teachers or teaching assistants; and plagiarism is an outgrowth of the increasing tendency to view education as a service industry.
Minnesota State University at Moorehead has subscribed to Turnitin. This decision has raised serious questions by students concerned about the services's potential abuse of their intellectual property rights.
The Christian Science Monitor reviews the impact of plagiarism on professional journalism.
Business communication director suggests that the commercial use of plagiarism detection software would create obstacles for businesses because of the software's unreliability.
iParadigms, best known for their Turnitin.com plagiarism detection service, expands into the business world.
In a letter to the editor of the Brock University newspaper, Patrick Runkle, editor at Turnitin, defends the detection service against allegations that it violates intellectual property law.