KU re-thinks its turnitin subscription

After an outcry from faculty and teachers, Kansas University has decided not to cancel its subscription to a popular online tool for spotting plagiarism.

In a surprising development, iParadigms appears uncharacteristically sensitive to the matter of intellectual property in their dealings with the unversity:

Because Turnitin.com retains student papers, the service has raised intellectual property and copyright issues. . . .

Turnitin.com addressed the issue by agreeing to remove papers from the database if requested by the KU Writing Center, which administers the service for KU.