Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Here is a new one. A company actually is marketing a plagiarism scanner. It can be used by students or profs. It only seems to scan the internet so it is of limited utility for lawyers and law professors. A link to it can be found here.
It is questionable that such a program can be of any use to a student (college or law student) as they have no need to check if something they wrote was improper. I can see profs making some use out of this service because they can check on students. I suppose journals and tenure committees could also make use of such a scanner to check on the profs.
A plagiarism scan does not come cheap, but it is not overly expensive either. The prices are as follows:
Personal - 10,000 words, $14.95
Mitchell H. Rubinstein