Ebay research is no secret

15th April 2005 at 01:00
University students who buy essays from online auction sites and try to pass them off as their own are likely to be found out, a researcher has claimed. University of Glamorgan computer expert Mike Reddy tracked a single essay on eBay. He found "one-off" research could be sold many times, with interest in trading it involving up to 300 people.

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