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Intellectual Property – Student Papers – Plagiarism Web Site (access required)

A proprietary Web site, “Turnitin,” used by schools to screen student papers for plagiarism, does not violate federal copyright law by digitally archiving papers turned in by students, and the 4th Circuit affirms summary judgment for defendant company under the “fair use” doctrine; however, the district court erred in dismissing the company’s state and federal ...