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LexisNexis Media Relations - August 22, 2005 News Release

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LexisNexis Media Relations - August 22, 2005 News Release
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New LexisNexis CopyGuard Combats Growing Problem of Unauthorized Use of Copyrighted Material
LexisNexis and iParadigms Empower Businesses with the Most Extensive Anti-Plagiarism Solution
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DAYTON, OH, August 22, 2005 - LexisNexis U.S, a leading provider of news, business and legal information services, today announced the launch of the revolutionary new LexisNexis® CopyGuard™ solution to help detect plagiarism and copyright infringement and protect intellectual property. The LexisNexis CopyGuard product was co-developed with iParadigms, a leader in developing new technologies for intellectual property theft detection and for vetting intellectual property originality.

This innovative solution ( enables users to verify content originality quickly and easily. Within minutes users can search efficiently across billions of documents. There are more than 6.1 billion searchable documents that are continuously updated through the LexisNexis® service, including deep archives, and four to five years of archived Web pages from iParadigms, which together create a vast collection of content in one place.

Once a document is submitted to the service, the LexisNexis CopyGuard solution uses advanced pattern-matching technology to identify suspect passages. It then produces a customized originality report that provides underlined excerpts of any relevant text matches and a "similarity index," which provides the exact percentage of text originating from elsewhere. It’s an easy and simple way to perform due diligence to detect plagiarism.

"We have a vested interest in this growing problem because of our long-standing relationships with media companies that go back 25 years or more," said Elizabeth Rector, senior vice president of Corporate and Federal Markets for LexisNexis. "By teaming up with the leading provider of plagiarism detection solutions, we can help our customers protect themselves against this growing threat."

Dr. John Barrie, President and CEO of iParadigms, says this alliance with LexisNexis creates a cutting-edge product for the corporate market.

"By bringing together a new search interface, the unparalleled depth and breadth of the LexisNexis database, our constantly growing archived copy of the Internet, and our advanced pattern-matching technology designed for searching whole documents, we have created a cutting-edge product that will benefit the media and business community," said Dr. Barrie. "There is a real need in the corporate market for an advanced solution like this."

For more information about the LexisNexis CopyGuard plagiarism deterrent solution, contact your LexisNexis account representative or call (800) 227-4908.

For more information about iParadigms, LLC, contact Malik AboRashid, director of Business Development & Sales, at (510) 287-9720, ext. 237, or

About LexisNexis

LexisNexis® ( is a leader in comprehensive and authoritative legal, news and business information and tailored applications. A member of Reed Elsevier Group plc [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (, the company does business in 100 countries with 13,000 employees worldwide. In addition to its flagship Web-based Lexis® and Nexis® research services, the company includes some of the world’s most respected legal publishers such as Martindale-Hubbell, Matthew Bender, Butterworths, JurisClasseur, Abeledo-Perrot and Orac.

LexisNexis works closely with its customers to address job-specific and organization-wide information needs, driving productivity and confident decision-making. With breaking news, legislation and regulations, business intelligence, intellectual property and public opinion, LexisNexis provides access to the interpretive data and the facts and figures that impact peoples’ business decisions across the globe.

About iParadigms, LLC

iParadigms, LLC ( is the leading provider of Web-based solutions to check documents for originality and for misappropriation. The company’s products include iThenticate, used in the commercial world by publishers, news agencies, corporations, law firms, and governmental organizations for protection from piracy and detection of intellectual property misuse, due diligence fact checking for media, data comparison and originality, advanced specialized indexing of the Internet, database information and other content searches from publishers to e-government to non-profit organizations. The company also developed Turnitin®, an Internet-based service used by millions of students and faculty in over 80 countries to vet academic work for originality, to enable Web-based student collaboration, and to provide cutting-edge tools for digital assessment of academic work. iParadigms is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area.

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