Plagiarism Expert Witness Reports & Testimony

CopyByte, through it's main expert Jonathan Bailey, has helped with a variety of legal disputes. From copyright cases, contract disputes, academic tribunals and even matters of fraud, Jonathan has provided valuable reports and testimony to help win the cases.

Though CopyByte is not a law firm, we provide assistance to law firms in a variety of ways. From crafting professional expert reports to providing in-courtroom testimony, CopyByte has the experience and patience and knowledge of the system to get the job done.

So whether you need just a basic plagiarism analysis for a small dispute or require a deeper analysis for a much more complex case, get the best. Contact CopyByte today.


Types of Cases We Help

Contract Disputes

Many times someone for an original work but the authenticity of it is challenged. We can help determine if a work is authentic and testify to that effect. We have worked with both plaintiffs and defendants in such cases.

Copyright Infringement

For text-based works, we can help determine the likelihood that one work is an infringement of the other. Our approach focuses on protectable elements and highlighting appropriate similarities or differences.

Academic Tribunals

In many cases where schools accuse a student of plagiarism, an outside perspective is needed. We are well versed in working within the academic system and have worked with both students and schools to help bolster their cases.

Contract Negotiations

When working on a project with another party, it's often a good idea to have someone outside of the relationship verify that the work produced is authentic. This is where we come in and can serve as a neutral arbiter of originality.

Arbitration Efforts

When parties can't agree but don't want to enter a court of law, they often take advantage of arbitration. CopyByte is prepared to help either as a witness in the arbitration process or as an arbiter in a plagiarism dispute.

And Much More

One amazing thing about expert witness work is that every case is unique. So if you have a case that requires a plagiarism expert witness, contact us today. We will see how we can best help you out.

Why Choose CopyByte

Reason 1: Diversity of Experience

We've learned that no two plagiarism cases are the same and what worked well in one case may not work well the next. Part of being a great plagiarism expert witness is adaptability and that is something we can provide.

We have provided expert witness work in the wides variety of cases imaginable. No case is too big, no case is too small. We will work with you to find the best strategy for your case.

We have a wide variety of expertise, technology partners and approaches at our disposal. There's almost no case we can't help with.

Reason 2: The Best Technology

A carpenter doesn't use just one hammer to build a house. Likewise, don't use just one plagiarism checker to perform an analysis.

We have nearly a dozen different technology companies we work with to meet a wide variety of plagiarism analysis needs. The reason is simple: Since no two cases are alike, having so many tools gives us the flexibility to tackle anything.

This approach not only enables us to tackle a variety of cases, but also results in significant cost savings as we spend far less to achieve much better results.

Reason 3: A Focus on the Details

Sometimes, plagiarism sticks out and is plain to see. However, much of the time, it is more sneaky. In those cases, the smallest turn of a phrase or shortest passage can indicate a much bigger problem.

When performing plagiarism analyses we are methodical beyond compare. We examine every detail of the work and strive to find anything that may be wrong with it, no matter how small.

We routinely find things when others don't and that's because of how seriously we take the small things.

Reason 4: Honesty and Integrity

We live and die by our reputation. We know the only way our analyses are useful is if they can be trusted and we have strict policy of being paid for our time and expertise, not for guaranteeing a favorable outcome.

We routinely turn away clients that will only hire us if we promise to testify a certain way or ask us to change our results. We treat every case as if we will have to take the stand and testify.

If you have any questions, please check out Jonathan's blog, Plagiarism Today, to see just how serious we are about plagiarism and plagiarism analysis.


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Meet Jonathan Bailey

Meet the Man Behind CopyByte

Based in New Orleans, LA, he was originally an author and webmaster. Jonathan began fighting plagiarists and infringers of his work in the summer of 2000. In 2005, he launched the website Plagiarism Today, which grew into the largest and most prominent resource on the internet for those issues.

Since then, he has spoken at dozens of conferences, been certified as an expert witness in multiple states, helped hundreds of clients secure the removal of infringing material and helped companies create policies that both reduce internal plagiarism and outside infringement.

With decades of experience, he can help tackle almost any content misuse issue.

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