Top 11 Copy Protection & Plagiarism Checking Tools

The content that you create is an expression of your creativity or that for your company. All though, while educating people, we do need to use theories and content that has been created in the past, the point is that the content should not be exploited, copied and plagiarized.

In order to protect your interest, there are various tools available on the internet. They may be free or paid; you can invest in them as per your requirement, but this is something that is certainly going to be useful for your website content. Check the list below.

1. CopyScape

Still the best tool. They have the paid as well as the free service. The Free one gives you up to 10 sites or 10 URLs in the results when you do the check for any content. The paid option allows you to check content all over the internet. In either case, you can see the highlighted content which has been copied.

2. Plagium

They have a dedicated team and their strength lies in investigating search results and making the most of the comprehensive results obtained. It searches through all the leading search engines.

3. PaperRater

PaperRater is another winner on the front because it offers more to the user. Along with checking your content, you can also run a grammar check and welcome suggestions for writing. Popular amongst students and prominent in 46 countries, the strength of PaperRater is in the fact that they are an aid to the writer’s needs.

4. Plagiarism Checker

This tool is created by a high school teacher from Highlands Christian Schools of San Bruno (CA) and offers two options. Either you can copy-paste content and check duplicate content or submit a URL and serve results. Offered with tutorial and how to guide.

5. Article Checker

Cluttered with too many ads 🙁 this is copyscape like tool where you can simply copy-paste text and Article checker will show results of copy by searching in Yahoo/Google about originality of content. Works similarly to Copyscape.

6. Plagiarism Detect

Besides allowing you to check your content online, it also allows you to upload txt and doc files. The remaining procedure is similar to standard; the tool will search the web through Google to see which URLs carry similar content and will highlight the links for your review.

7. Grammarly

Grammarly is originally a grammar testing tool but with many other features including Plagiarism, proofreading, vocabulary testing etc. This is not a free tool. They provide free trial for 7 days and monthly access for $29.95/mo which can go as low as $11.66 if you choose yearly option.

8. is not the stylish – modern website, but they do the check that is needed. Clearly mentioned on their home page, their focus is to protect creative intellectual property. The tool is available for Free download and compatible for content evaluation in 190 languages.

9. Dupli Checker

DupliChecker has an interesting story. What started as a site to facilitate in house plagiarism checking for their own articles, blogs and work, went on to become popular on the a web and consequently a professional site. So, as per the history, this site offers more than just copy – detection!

10. PlagTracker

Started by two Ukrainians. provide free and paid service. Paid subscription stars from $14.99/month and offer faster testing and allow larger documents.

11. DustBall Plagirism Checker

DustBall offers several free tools for webmasters and students. Plagiarism detection is one of them. Offers free detection service. There is also a premium version ($8/month) which offers 3X more accurate results and option to upload word file directly.

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