plagiarism


Desperate Student
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


Fake news has been making waves in the media. Like many, I get my news from social media – articles shared by friends, Youtube videos about current events or alleged quotes from public figures often appear credible. A variety of different voices and perspectives allow me to build my own opinion, independently of… Read More »

What’s Behind the Issue of Fake News?






We usually hear the word plagiarism in relation to academic work. Students learn about plagiarism in reading and writing classes. But also in journalism, plagiarism is a significant topic. Journalism students learn about the Code of Ethics, established by the SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists), which gives clear guidelines on… Read More »

Why is Plagiarism Tempting to Journalists?


People who plagiarize don’t want to be caught. Obviously. But how far do some people go to outsmart a plagiarism detection software? Is it worth the effort? Actually it isn’t too difficult to defeat the algorithm of most plagiarism softwares. A simple Google search results in multiple articles that explain… Read More »

PlagScan’s New Feature Outsmarts Clever Cheaters