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Students Allege Plagiarism Service Violates Law

Law360 (March 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Four high school students have filed a lawsuit against an anti-plagiarism service, accusing the company of violating copyright laws by archiving student papers and works.

The suit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Eastern Virginia, accuses iParadigms LLC, which runs the service Turnitin, of hypocrisy in its quest to catch cheaters.

“The willfulness of iParadigms’ infringement is further apparent since its actions are the quintessence of hypocrisy, essentially stealing students’ unpublished manuscripts while allegedly protecting against intellectual theft,” the suit says....
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