We Love Originality
PlagScan’s Product Guidelines: Copyright Protection, Integrity, and Privacy
Stealing intellectual property is considered theft just as much as stealing physical property. Often, people aren’t aware of the fact that ideas and words can be owned by someone, which causes both intentional and unintentional plagiarism. The copyright owner deserves protection.
At PlagScan, we value copyright ownership and try to protect intellectual property to the best of our ability.
Integrity is an indisputable value. We put it on the top of our flag and want to help others sustain it within their organizations, be they academic or commercial in nature.
In an era where accessing the documents of others is all too easy, we stand for full control and protection of data.
How PlagScan Became a Top-Notch Solution
The Technology that saves the day
PlagScan founders Markus Goldbach and Johannes Knabe launched the software in 2009 with the mission of improving the quality of teaching by helping instructors to save time on plagiarism search.
It all began with the following incident:
"Johannes' wife, a teacher at a secondary school, came home with essays from students one night back in early 2009. One of them was a direct copy of a Wikipedia entry. Since the student hadn't even bothered to change the formatting, this one was easy to spot.
But it spurred her interest in the subject of plagiarism, and she investigated all of the other essays in detail, too. On closer inspection, she found that several others had plagiarized their essays as well--students she would never have initially suspected. These cases, however, were a little harder to detect, as the students had taken a bit more trouble to conceal their plagiarism.
That night, the idea for PlagScan was born: an automated plagiarism checker for all texts, which would set a fair standard for all, and improve the quality of teaching and research."
This is what first inspired the development of ‘cutting-edge’ algorithms for full-text comparisons. PlagScan was able to increase its user base quickly and help raise awareness of plagiarism around the world.
Since then, the team of PlagScan (TOPS for insiders) has grown (link to Our team page) into a dynamic and diverse group with team members from all over the world, and all with the common goal of contributing to the improvement of the educational process.
In 2013 PlagScan’s web service was awarded first place in multiple comparison tests and has been well received by the global press (press page).
PlagScan supports four languages and has customers from all over the world. More than 1,500 organizations and 1,2 million students rely on our service. Every day, thousands of users utilize our software to identify plagiarism.
As a German-based company, we follow a strict data protection policy.
Our software is in use globally and has established a worldwide reputation as one of the most efficient plagiarism detection tools on the market.