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Rising concern for intellectual property protection as online learning soars

Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in an exponential transition to online and digital learning across the world, raising concern for intellectual property protection and increasing plagiarism among education experts.

According to UNESCO reports, 776.7 million school children worldwide have been affected by school closures since the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in increased digital course enrolments, and investor interest in education start-ups looking for capital.

Experts at Nocopycopy, an Edutech start-up that has been a witness to these increased activities and its fallouts, has developed the capacity to stand on the frontline of intellectual property protection with its plagiarism checker.

According to them, while students study from home, educational bodies will need to ensure that, without their usual systems for invigilation, they would need technological systems in place to protect the integrity of intellectual property attributed during academic assessments.

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Seeing the increased supply of information as a product, it is important to safeguard the rights of authors and creators and ensure a decorous exchange of information within this ecosystem including creators, consumers, researchers and publishers, says Emoreogho, the chief operating officer, Nocopycopy.

“As a plagiarism checker, Nocopycopy will help to provide proper referencing of intellectual work to students, lecturers, bloggers, executives and individuals while also preventing plagiarisation of intellectual property across universities and institutions in Nigeria and West Africa.”

“We are keeping our focus on driving and supporting the future of online learning,” Emore Ogho said.

Nocopycopy, the foremost indigenous plagiarism checking platform is a social impact Lagos-based educational technology start-up that is pioneering the value of ethics and originality in the Nigerian market by providing a broad spectrum of web platform service and mobile application which verifies the authenticity of documents.

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