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Plagiarism Scandal Strikes Wikipedia

With the advent of the Internet, plagiarism has become a disease that teachers, web administrators, and editors alike have been trying to eradicate. Latest in the fight against plagiarism is a case regarding Wikipedia. Wikipedia is an online ... encyclopedia that is written and edited entirely by its users. Recently, a critic of the site has accused Wikipedia of containing several biographical articles that seem to have word-for-word passages stolen from other websites. The critic, Daniel Brandt, found the suspected plagiarism examples by using a program that he created to run a few sentences ... (view more)

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Debate Ensues over

In today's age where millions of documents can be retrieved from search engines in a single click, students now have more and more opportunities to plagiarize. To combat Internet plagiarism, websites like have been established, where ... teachers are able to reference previous student work through a massive online database. What is is "an Internet based program ... most renowned for its plagiarism detection service. Institutions (typically universities and high schools) can buy licenses to use the plagiarism detection service. Teachers may then submit ... (view more)

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