7. Be Legal and Fair


Technology has brought about a potential crisis. It seems that a lot of artwork, literature, and music by our most creative authors, musicians, and artists have fallen into the hands of pirates. Our artists can no longer support themselves or feel safe in creating new work. Their work is being shared all over the Internet as we speak. We need to put a stop to this. What would happen if your favorite musicians stopped writing and publishing their music? Do you want to listen to the music of your grandparents? That's where this assignment comes in.

In this Thing, you will discover what we can do to make sure creative work remains under proper control. You will investigate copyright laws and report your findings back to your teacher. You will also find out if there is a way to legitimately use the work done by others so that you are not accused of operating illegally. 


Your assignment includes spreading the word so that others know the rules. When you have made a creative work of your own you will check it for originality and you will also learn of a way to protect that work so that you will be assured you are given proper credit for a job well done.

Quest 1: Copyright Laws

In this Quest, you learn about what the laws are for using materials found on the Internet and how these laws apply to you and your activities online.

  I am ready to investigate and complete this assignment.

Quest 2: The Source

In this Quest, you will learn to cite the source of a poem or a lyric, the source of an image, or a photo from the resources provided.

 I am ready to tackle Quest 2

Quest 3: Plagiarism

In this Quest, you will use a plagiarism checker on content that you copy from the Internet, as well as a sample of your work for plagiarism. You may also be able to check the accuracy of information using an AI resource if it is permitted in your district.

 I am ready for Quest 3

Quest 4: Stop the Pirates

In this Quest, you will create a poster discouraging others from illegally downloading and reproducing content from the Internet (pirating), can play the Digital Breakout Challenge activity, and you will learn how to create a Creative Commons License. 

 I am ready for Quest 4

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