Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Plagiarism Scanner

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

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Students who have bought a paper might want to verify that it wasn't plagiarized, or at least not from some source easily traceable by their professor.

Posted by: Erica Peters | Oct 21, 2009 4:02:02 PM

Plagiarism scanners are not uncommon, we sell and market our own too, this one is 100% free though. Students can use it to check their work contains no mixed-in sources, and to check they've correctly referenced their work. It's obviously a fantastic tool for academics and teachers/professors, as you state.

Posted by: Carly | Oct 23, 2009 1:36:12 AM

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