Web-cheats on notice in Australia

Australian IT Says 3 Australian universities have joined a consortium offering web-based plagiarism checks on all student essays and submissions, and are deploying software to scan student essays.

Melbourne’s RMIT and Wollongong and Western Sydney in NSW have signed up to the consortium run through Victorian software and library group Caval Collaborative Solutions. New Zealand’s Auckland University has also signed on.
Each will pay between $US13,000 ($21,000) and $US25,000 for the annual service, using US Turnitin software. It is understood the universities will begin using the software from next semester.