Turnitin - International
The Joint Information Systems Committee has published guidelines on plagiarism and have sent the document, "Deterring, Detecting and Dealing with Student Plagiarism," to all UK universities and HE colleges.
"The University of Otago is taking a 'serious look' at the possible use of computer software tools to detect student plagiarism, as part of a wider academic review." Other NZ universities have already pursued detection services. Massey University is trialling Turnitin.com. During the first semester trial, "943 assignments were tested" and only "two instances of apparent plagiarism" were detected.
Computerworld contains a balanced report on academic plagiarism and Massey's response to it.
In response to Melbourne University's plan to introduce Turnitin, students have demanded compensation the commercial use of their intellectual property.