A new internet site that checks material for originality is catching term paper cheaters in a web of deceit. The site, Plagiarism.org, checks material against millions of pages online, identifying pseudo-scholars with the click of a mouse.

"It's a very effective way of searching the more than 800 million documents out on the internet," said John Barrie, the University of California, Berkeley, doctoral candidate who came up with the idea.

Barrie's entry into the field of cybercheating began as a teaching assistant when he decided to give his students the real-world experience of peer review by having them


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