By Amy McNeilage and Lisa Visentin. Fifty years ago, enterprising students at American universities discovered a rich untapped market of students desperate to delegate the burden of their studies.
They built libraries of essays in the basement of their fraternity houses, from which unscrupulous students could purchase a completed assignment. The ``fraternity files", as they were known, were the original cheating factories.
Since the birth of the internet, what was once a local mercantile business has evolved into a booming, virtually boundless industry. Read more...