plagiarism


Plagiarism checking and detection has become possible thanks to advanced developments in technology. However, issues don’t just remain on the technological side but also very much on a  pedagogical, organisational and legal level. To shine a light on some of the gaps in plagiarism checking, the Campus Brugg-Windisch of the… Read More »

PlagScan Takes Away Key Learnings from Attending Swiss Plagiarism Convention




Britain is acclaimed for its outstanding educational institutions. Among them, top universities like Oxford and Cambridge. Thousands of international students are seeking to attend reputable British higher education institutions each year. This week, however, education experts in Britain ring alarm bells for Britain’s well-known education standard. Shocking numbers have been… Read More »

Shocking Numbers for Britain’s Educational Sector Revealed by Newspaper Research


A Student has been assigned to the task of her first scientific paper for the school. In addition to a title page, table of contents, bibliography and an affidavit, this contains an abstract with approximately 150 words, an introduction with approximately 6000 characters and a brief summary. Students should also… Read More »

Austria as a Pioneer in the Centralization of Educational Standards



Photo by Sebastian Pichler on Unsplash This week, we would like to tackle the difference between plagiarism and copyright infringement. Those two terms are closely related, however, remain different in certain aspects.  What are copyright and copyright infringement?   According to the Oxford dictionary, the definition of copyright is “the exclusive and assignable… Read More »

Plagiarism versus Copyright Infringement


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Where do essay mills come from? Academic Fraud has not just emerged as an issue of the digital age. The concept of essay mills (also called term paper mills) and ghostwriters has been around since the nineteenth century. Student organizations such as fraternities stored academic work in “file banks” and… Read More »

Essay Mills and Their Impact on Education



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    Photo by Aliis Sinisalu on Unsplash   In our series about  Plagiarism in various industries, we previously wrote  on plagiarism in films and video games. This time, it will be about Plagiarism in literature and comics: as some of you are finally enjoying a good book during vacation to cope with… Read More »

4 cases of plagiarism in literature and comics.


Plagiarism can be found in different forms and industries. Recently we have published an article about plagiarism in video games. This time, we have collected the most prominent cases where plagiarism was present in the movie industry. Rear Window (1954) vs. Disturbia (2007) The US thriller “Disturbia” is a reinterpretation… Read More »

Plagiarism in the Movie Industry



Coming up with inspirational and persuading speeches is a great challenge for public figures like politicians. Eloquent communication is a big deal for politicians, who need to keep up with great speakers like Martin Luther King Jr, Margaret Thatcher or John F. Kennedy. Sometimes, it seems easier to take parts from… Read More »

The Most Recent Cases of Plagiarism in Politics


At this year’s paste©conference at the University of Cologne PlagScan CEO Markus Goldbach gave an answer to the question: “Why is plagiarism software fair?”. If want to know more about the conference itself please check our post here. We all agree that plagiarism is persona non grata in higher education. Students should not… Read More »

7 Reasons for Why Plagiarism Software is Fair