LEGAL DANGERS OF USING CHATGPT AS A CO-AUTHOR ACCORDING TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH REGULATIONS

Moustafa Elmetwaly Kandeel, Ahmed Eldakak

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Abstract

This article sheds light on the modern trend of many researchers towards relying on chat generative pre-trained transformer (ChatGPT) in the field of academic research, either as a co-author or as a reference (Teixeira da Silva, 2023). The chosen methodology by the authors is analyzing the ChatGPT’s operating parameters as evidenced by its answers to questions addressed to it by the authors. The authors asked ChatGPT about its mechanism, analyzed whether it can be identified as a coauthor in the light of its terms of use, and presented a practical case study to examine whether ChatGPT should be considered a reference in academic writing. Doing so necessitated addressing legal and research concepts including authorship, copyrights, and plagiarism. The article argues that while ChatGPT represents an important technological advancement, it should not be listed as a co-author on any academic writing and should not be cited as a source of information. The article shows how researchers can benefit from this technological advancement without violating copyright law or rules of academic writing, especially plagiarism-related ones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-298
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Governance and Regulation
Volume13
Issue number1 Special issue
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Keywords

  • Academic Research
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • ChatGPT
  • Co-Author
  • Copyright
  • OpenAI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Public Administration
  • Strategy and Management

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