So who has anything to say about this comparison? Both are online tools that offer plagiarism detection but which one is better?
I find that copywriters or article writers in general, and people who are hiring them, love to use copyscape as the default benchmark to determine whether the articles produced are original and not copied.
I personally find that TurnItIn has a much more professional interface whereas CopyScape looks like it’s mererly retuning queries from search engines. What I mean is you can still just copy some text from your article and paste it into Google to see if there are any match, which is what I feel CopyScape is doing. Prove me wrong otherwise. Of course, TurnItIn attracts a higher pricetag and is generally being used in academics as far as I know while CopyScape provides a free service and a premium subscription service as well.
Do you have experience in using either/both/similar tools? Please share your comments in combating plagiarism online.
I just read about the datapresser last week. it claim that it is undetectable by engine and can pass the human inspection. its darn expensive to start using it and do not know whether its worth the money.
James S says
I personally use the http://www.copygator.com website to find duplicated content. To me it has a number of benefits over copyscape:
1. it’s automated and brings me results instead of me searching for duplicated content. All i had to do was submit my feed and it started monitoring my feed showing me who’s republished my articles on the web.
2. i get notified by email so it contacts me when it finds copies of my articles online.
3. i use their image badge feature to alert me directly on my website when my content is being lifted.
4. it’s a free service as opposed the “per page” cost of copyscape/copysentry.