Bloomberg.com reports that several Ivy League Universities are refusing to subscribe to plagiarism detection resources claiming that, "using software would undermine the trust between teachers and students."
In an article in Texas Tech's student paper, a law student questions the legality of Turnitin's practice of acquring for free and storing entire student essays.
A number of public and private secondary schools in the NYC area have subscribed to Turnitin.
The University of New Hamphsire has decided to test Turnitin. "The cost for Turnitin, . . . according to the faculty minutes, is $11,056 for a year and $27,356 for three years."
At a panel discussion, Central Michigan "students and staff raised questions . . . about the university investing nearly $15,000 for a new service to help prevent plagiarism."
"LexisNexis and iParadigms [the creators of Turnitin] teamed up to create a product called CopyGuard to help detect plagiarism and copyright infringement and protect intellectual property."
The U of Iowa has recently begun to encourage its faculty to use the Turnitin subscription that the university has had for three years.