I blogged about this and so has Rebecca Moore Howard, but if you don't have Inside Higher Ed in your RSS reader, you may not know about Turnitin's offer to pay in order to get positive panels at the next CCCC. The article indicates negative response so far, no matter how much Turnitin wants a positive spin on their product. I think it shows some modicum of self-awareness that when interviewed for the article, the Turnitin spokesperson's reaction was to cover up the effort:
Povejsil’s first statement, upon being asked about the company’s offer to pay for some people to present at the meeting, was to ask that any coverage of the initiative be delayed. She said that the company was planning to expand the program to offer to pay for selected presentations accepted at a range of scholarly meetings, and that Turnitin.com only sent out the information now because of the approaching deadline for applying to present at 4C’s.
Oh my. Who's talkin' ethics now?