Students at McLean HS in Fairfax County, VA, question their school's use of Turnitin:
Members of the new Committee for Students' Rights said they do not cheat or condone cheating. But they object to Turnitin's automatically adding their essays to the massive database, calling it an infringement of intellectual property rights.
An article in the UC San Diego Guardian considers students' increasing reliance on wikis to prepare for exams.
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.
According to the Sunday Times
Weber State University plans to monitor plagiarism cases to identify repeat offenders.
According to the Taipei Times
According to the university's senior proctor, "extensive copying of work would undermine the value of an Oxford degree. . . . Writing in Oxford Magazine, an in-house publication, Professor Grafen blamed schools for creating a culture of work 'cobbled together from the internet'."
The University Senate at MSVU in Nova Scotia has agreed to ban "all plagiarism detection software as of May."