These days, more and more schools believe it's necessary to use some sort of online anti-cheating service to make sure their students aren't simply downloading their homework. There are many different opinions on the programs, but just knowing that the school uses it seems to act as a deterrent on kids who might plagiarize. However, some parents aren't happy that the schools are using such products, saying that it shows the teachers don't trust the students and creates an atmosphere where everyone is guilty until proven innocent. There's also the legal issue that the program many schools use, called Turnitin.com, keeps copies of every paper uploaded by teachers - which could violate copyrights.
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