Are they naming it the Ambrose detector? A software program designed by Georgia Tech professors to detect cheating in students’ computer programming homework turned up 186 possible violators, school officials said. No doubt, someone will make the connection between this and those same students’ practice of “exchanging” MP3 files.

A Rutgers University study of 2,200 students at 21 colleges in 2000 found that 10 percent admitted they had borrowed fragments of material they had found on the Internet, while 5 percent said they had taken large passages or entire papers.