Newspaper art critic sacked for "self-plagiarism"

An arts and culture critic at the Miami Herald "has been fired for copying articles he wrote for other news outlets." The critic defended his practice by "comparing it to a professor delivering the same lecture to different students." The paper maintained that his "'self-plagiarism' was more like a student who turns in the same term paper for multiple courses."

University of Leeds signs up with Turnitin

A growing number of British universities, including Leeds, has subscribed to to counter undergraduate plagiarism.

Turnitin and BlackBoard

Turnitin announces a plan to offer its plagiarism service via the BlackBoard course management system.

25% of British students cheat

A new survey conducted by the JISC Plagiarism Advisory Service reports that a quarter of British undergraduates plagiarize content from the Internet.

Weighing detection options in South Africa

South African universities consider the detection route to combat plagiarism but voice concern over privacy issues.

Plagiarism in India

Plagiarism is widespread in India, but it chiefly consists of "cutting-and-pasting" and mainly occurs at the undergraduate level.

New plagiarism detection software

Plagiarism-Finder , developed by German software company, Mediaphor, "automatically compares any digital document . . . to billions of web pages." See press release for further details.

A commercial view of plagiarism

K-Praxis, a textual analytics enterprise, has begun a series of articles on plagiarism.

Newcastle University scandal revisited

The lecturer who uncovered several instances of plagiarism at Newcastle University revisits the controversial case. Newcastle's handling of this controversy points to the institutional challenges that attend implementing a rigorous academic honesty policy. Thanks to anonymous

Attitudies towards plagiarism @ Newcastle University

In response to a plagiarism controversy, Newcastle University (Australia) has conducted a study on attitudes towards plagiarism.