In the era of YouTube and increasingly sophisticated information technology, copy-cats plagiarize the work of others at their own peril. This week, the campaign of Senator Hillary Clinton accused fellow-presidential candidate Barack Obama of parroting a section of a speech by one of his friends. We explore the gray-area between borrowing and copying, and how new technology is detecting plagiarism in our politics, work and academic lives.


  • John Barrie Creator of Turnitin, and CEO of iParadigms, the company that provides the service, Turnitin.

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