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The Plagiarism Blog

Keeping Current on Plagiarism, Cheating & Academic Integrity by Susan Herzog, Information Literacy Librarian, Eastern Connecticut State University

Will Digital Plagiarism Detectors Become Commonplace? by Sonya Moore, Editor & Publisher, March 12, 2004

"Ask John Barrie, president and founder of iParadigms LLC, whether his company's services to detect plagiarism, widely used on campuses, are applicable for newspapers, and you get a confident answer before you're even finished: 'If they're not, I would be dumbfounded.' The Oakland, Calif.-based company recently played a crucial role in revealing that Central Connecticut State University's president, Richard Judd, plagiarized from several sources (including The New York Times) for an opinion piece he wrote for The Hartford (Conn.) Courant.

So far, the Courant is the only newspaper that has used his digital 'document source analysis' tools, which compare documents with databases of other writing including news sources and encyclopedias in an effort to detect plagiarism."