If understand this correctly, professors submit papers to this web site to be
matched against a database of previous works. Then the paper itself becomes part
of the database for future matches. If that's the case, it's a massive violation
of students' copyright.
Quoting Steve Cavrak <[log in to unmask]>:
> University expels cheater scan
> By RICK CONRAD Education Reporter
> HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA | Thursday March 9, 2006
> Mount Saint Vincent University has turned off Turnitin.com.
> Mount Saint Vincent student council executives Chantal Brushett,
> left, and Chrissy Arbuckle cheer a decision by the university’s
> board of governors to ban the use of anti-plagiarism tool
> Turnitin.com by professors when correcting student papers. (Peter
> Parsons / Staff)
> -> http://www.herald.ns.ca/Front/488690.html