VNUNet.com provides an overview of plagiarism in the UK and provides links to useful resources.
The New York Times examines cyberplagiarism. I wanted to see whether the online atmosphere made cheating easier. I was also curious about what exactly these little Internet elves wrote about and if the papers were any good. I bought a couple of book reports, those three-to-five-page papers students write for introductory English classes, from...
Cases of plagiarism have increased significantly at Norwegian universities. University officials consider using detection services.
Len Ellis considers the phenomenon of plagiarism as an inevitable practice nurtured by the "new knowledge environment."
The BBC reports on current English cheating and plagiarism. Prof Bassnett says students get away with internet plagiarism because of lack of resources to monitor cheating, coupled with the increasing workload faced by lecturers and examination markers. "Even though some universities now have software in place to monitor plagiarism, most markings are done anonymously and therefore you don't get to know the students' individual writing styles." She believes the trend is a result of the mass higher education embarked upon by the government. "When you have mass education you no longer have expectation of excellence. "Students nowadays want to push the boundaries. Universities are becoming degree-producing factories." (via Edupage)
Patience Simmonds has published a selected guide to "Plagiarism and Cyber-Plagiarism."
Stephen Downes comments on an eplagiarism article: Thirty-eight percent of undergraduates say they engaged in one or more instances of cut-and-paste plagiarism in the past year by either paraphrasing or copying a few sentences of material off the Internet without citing the source. That is up 10 percent over a similar study conducted two years ago.