News and Trends
Web plagiarism study
iParadigms, creators of Turnitin,
recently released the results of a
new study of plagiarism. Key findings
¦ A third of all content matched
in the study is from social networking,
content sharing, and questionand-
answer sites on which users
contribute and share content.
¦ A quarter of all matched
material is from legitimate educational
Web sites, almost double
the amount from paper mills and
¦ Fifteen percent of matched
content comes directly from sites
that promote and benefit from
¦ Paper mills and cheat sites
are the third most popular category
for matched content.
¦ Wikipedia is the most popular
site for matched content.
The full study, entitled “Plagiarism: Myths and Realities,” can be downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/4y6ktzc.