👓 Turnitin to Be Acquired by Advance Publications for $1.75B | EdSurge News

Read Turnitin to Be Acquired by Advance Publications for $1.75B (EdSurge)
A company best known (and sometimes rebuked) for its plagiarism checker has just received one of the biggest checks in the education technology ...

There is just so much wrong with what Turnitin is doing to begin with, much less a bigger corporation buying it for this sort of money.

👓 Remix, Mashups, Aggregation, Plagiarism oh my | Clint Lalonde

Read Remix, Mashups, Aggregation, Plagiarism oh my by Clint Lalonde (ClintLalonde.net)
I am about to criticize and show examples from a copyright poster (or, for you new-fangled kids, an infographic) I received in the mail today from Turnitin, the anti-plagiarism company. Fair dealin…

Clint you’re dead on in your analysis here. Some of these things are definitely not plagiarism. Worse, they seem to be resorting to fearmongering.

I’m hoping that the marketing department of the company was just trying to round out a list of 10 things for their handy, but improper, infographic. Shame on them for spreading bad information in hopes that increased fear will help to sell their product.

To help fight poor information and to promote the raw power of remixing and extending, I’ll reference this excellent video from Matt Ridley: