With the internet, plagiarism is an important and serious issue in today's academic arena, any many academic institutions are turning to "Anti-Plagiarism Software" to police against plagiarism or "cheating using copy and paste techniques" as it is more popularly known.
So... how effective are these softwares?
Lets take a look at some comments:
University of Melbourne
The Digital Collegian
The Stanford Daily Online Edition
Bottom line? Anti-plagiarism software is useful, but it is not foolproof.
It is really up to the algorithm...