4/08/2010

OPPapers.com charging students for articles that are free online

This looks like nothing less than outright plagiarism. "OPPapers.com has a huge online library of free essays and free term papers on almost any topic" -- and that's where I just found an article I published 5 years ago, verbatim.

Except neither the magazine nor I ever gave anyone permission to use it as a term paper!

If students are having trouble writing their term paper, research paper, or essay, OPPapers will charge them $30 a month to download "free essays," which, in my case, OPPapers.com copied from an online magazine.

There is no excuse for this. Plagiarism is globally illegal, universally unethical, and a horrible disservice to students.