Turnitin Lawsuit

The results of this lawsuit are quite interesting!
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080326-plagiarism-screener-gets-passing-grade-in-copyright-lawsuit.html
The district court in Virginia found that Turnitin’s use was transformative and legal under the fair use doctrine and covered by the End User License Agreement. It also looks at issues of creativity, non-monetary incentives for creativity (ie, grades), and duress.

My blogroll has vanished under mysterious circumstances, so I’ll be updating it again soon.

One Comment

  1. Patrick
    Posted 3/26/2008 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for posting this, Carlos… I’ve had three conversations this week on this same topic.