Q3 Plagiarism & AI Step 2

7.Be Legal and Fair

Plagiarism & Copyright With AI (Artificial Intelligence)

There are two Activities on this Quest Page

Check with your teacher about which one you will work on and if you will work with a partner or small group.

Activity A. Take A Stand (recommended for grades 5-7)

Activity B. Be The Judge (recommended for grades 7-9)

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Direct Link to Suggestions for Citing AI-Generated Content Presentation no matter which citation style you're using (2024)

Artificial Intelligence: Is it Plagiarism 

1. Copy or download the "7.Q3 Take a Stand: AI Dilemma".

2. Part 1 Original Author Dilemma

  • Read the dilemma
  • Take a stand by writing what you think
  • Contribute to a group discussion and carefully listen to your classmates
  • Review your original response based on what your classmates shared
  • Modify your response if something changes your mind
  • Participate in the Look Beyond group activity

3. Check with your teacher if your class will do the Part 2 Activity

This activity is provided with permission from the Common Sense Media website lesson: Artificial Intelligence: Is It Plagiarism?

Can You Copyright Work Generated With AI?

1. Copy or download 7.Q3 Copyright & AI-Generated Artwork

2. View the Video, Judge Rules: AI-Generated Art... located below this.

3. Read the information provided.

4. Discuss it with your partner or small group.

5. Write what you would decide if you were the Judge on whether or not the work by Matthew Allen should be granted copyright. Explain your reasoning.

The Copyright Office is studying AI copyright issues and policy responses. (3/15/24).

The Copyright Office added in the following change on Jan. 27, 2024: The US Copyright Office has ruled that AI-generated content may be copyright protected if it's unique and original. However, the Copyright Office won't register work that lacks human authorship because the traditional elements of authorship were generated by a machine. For example, the US government has ruled that an award-winning piece of AI art can't be copyrighted because it's too much "machine" and not enough "human".
(document: Copyright Registration Guidance: AI-Generated Materials)

The artwork pictured below is called "Théâtre D’opéra Spatial." 

AI and human generated art-work where copyright is questioned

Judge Rules: AI-Generated Art ... (2:45)

MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

2. Digital Citizen
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
c. demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property

6. Creative Communicator
a. Choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication
c. Communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations
d. Publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences