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Is It Legal to Get Your Programming Homework Done by Experts?

— October 18, 2019

When you contemplate hiring someone to do your homework for you, it’s important to consider all your legal options.

If you are a student studying computer programming, chances are that you’ve experienced at least one situation where you weren’t able to get your homework done on time. As a result, you probably stopped to wonder if you could get your homework done by an expert. Many students have been in your situation, and most have the same question: Is it legal to get your programming homework done by experts? The answer is surprisingly complicated but ultimately revolves around what you mean by “legal” and how you plan to use programming homework that you have done by an expert. [Editor’s note: This is a good examination of “legal” vs. “ethical,” an age-old argument.]

When you contemplate hiring someone to do your homework for you, it’s important to consider all your legal options. This guest post does not substitute for actual legal advice, so always consult your own attorney before making a legal decision.

Programming Homework and the Law

When it comes to asking whether hiring someone like the experts at AssignmentCore to do your programming homework for you is legal, the first thing to ask is what we mean by “legal.” In most jurisdictions, it is perfectly legal to hire someone to create a homework assignment for you. The law can’t stop you from paying for assistance, and free speech protections guarantee the right of experts to create programming homework assignments for students like you. Basically, it is perfectly legal to ask someone to show you how to do a homework assignment and to give them money to write their version of a programming assignment on your behalf.

The difficulty comes into play if by “legal” you meant that it adheres to school policy or meets the regulations and standards tied to academic honesty codes or any applicable codes of behavior you agreed to while attending school. In some cases, the academic honesty policy of a school explicitly addresses when and how you are able to seek outside assistance. While a violation of this policy is typically only an infraction of school policy, if you are receiving government-sponsored aid or are attending a government-run school, you may technically be in violation of laws meant to protect the government’s money from fraud. Always review the relevant policies before seeking help.

Computer monitor, keyboard, mouse and laptop on a desk; image by Pakata Goh, via
Computer monitor, keyboard, mouse and laptop on a desk; image by Pakata Goh, via

Homework Policies

The bigger challenge arises when we consider the different ways you might use programming homework that you’ve paid for. The safest and most legal way to use homework that you’ve paid for is to use it as an inspiration and a model for your own original work. When you create your own programming homework after seeing a sample created by an expert, this is similar to the research process that goes into any assignment, and it is the most likely way that using an assignment you paid for will meet the requirements of applicable policies and laws.

On the other hand, the least appropriate way to use programming homework that you’ve paid for is to turn it in for credit. At a minimum, using someone else’s work as your own is a violation of academic honesty policies, which can result in penalties ranging from a failed assignment to a failed course, and even expulsion from school for repeat offenses. Using someone else’s work is considered a form of plagiarism under most academic honesty policies, and this can result in penalties. However, these penalties are typically within the university and are not considered crimes. If, however, your use of other people’s work as your own results in fraudulent student loans, it may end up being considered an illegal effort to defraud the government. This is an extremely rare possibility and not one most students face.

What to Do about It

The bottom line you need to know is that there are no laws that prevent a student from paying for programming homework assignments online. The only restrictions are the policies of your college or university. As you look into the world of paid homework, consider how you intend to use the assignments and think carefully about the amount of risk you’re willing to take on in order to ensure that your homework assignments are done by a professional programmer. If used judiciously and for the right purpose, purchased homework assignments can help any programming student to become better and to achieve the most on their homework assignments and across their coursework.

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