Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Writing Classroom
Martine Rife, Lansing Community College
Shaun Slattery, DePaul University and the University of South Florida Polytechnic
Pub Date: 2011
ISBN 13: 978-1-6023526-4-3
Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse
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This book provides a comprehensive historical and contemporary overview of issues related to copyright scholarship, legal implications, and pedagogy read more
This book provides a comprehensive historical and contemporary overview of issues related to copyright scholarship, legal implications, and pedagogy in the context of changing political and technological landscapes. Pioneering scholars in the field join others to contribute timely chapters discussing a range of related topics that would be beneficial for scholars, teachers, and students across disciplines.
The content in this book is well written in terms of technical accuracy and represents a plethora of voices that discuss copyright related topics from different perspectives.
Although this book was written a few years ago, the text provides a thorough review of historical issues related to copyright while also addressing contemporary issues stemming from emerging technologies (e.g., challenges posed by students’ increasing access to potentially copyrighted materials online without adequate guidance on fair use and plagiarism). The text can easily be updated to include new technologies without negating the larger discussion about persistent issues on the topic.
The text is written in a clear, concise style that would be accessible to students, teachers, and scholars with varied levels of background knowledge on the topic.
The editors provide a compelling introduction with detailed descriptions of the overarching themes in the text as well as each chapter. Chapter authors also use consistent terminology to discuss these themes as they relate to nuanced copyright issues.
The chapters could easily be assigned in different courses or at different points in a course to meet specific objectives. Although the chapters could stand alone as reading assignments, it would be helpful for students to read the book’s Preface as well as the Response at the end of each of the three parts in the book.
The books is divided into three parts with chapters related by topic. The table of contents provides the structure for the book: 1) The Law, the Landscape; 2) The Tools; and 3) The Pedagogy. The book’s Preface provides an excellent overview of the purpose and relevance of the topic in general and each chapter. Each of the three parts contains a Response that addresses overarching themes presented in that section.
The book is easy accessible as a PDF. Surprisingly, there are very few images or figures in the book. More visual examples would have been helpful.
The text does not contain any obvious grammar errors.
The book addresses copyright issues in a general way that is culturally relevant.
This book is an excellent resource for students, teachers, and scholars alike who are interested in learning more about copyright issues from a scholarly, pragmatic perspective.
Excellent guide and handbook for Intellectual Property in Journalismand Media Studies courses and classrooms. read more
Excellent guide and handbook for Intellectual Property in Journalismand Media Studies courses and classrooms.
Copyright and the U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. Current and Accurate. Accurate Examples: Apple iPhone Screen Shots and Intellectual Properties.
In the Digital Age today, very relevant.
Very Clear and Concise.
Professional Terminology with simple examples.
Student Friendly. Timely and Saaby.
Easy flow, clear and concise.
Great interface. Great Technology.
I Agree with chapter 7: Is Digital The New Digital. Yes. BRAVO!
Excellent Textbook for Journalism and Media Studies Students. BRAVO. Cheers!
Table of Contents
- Front Matter
- Preface, Martine Courant Rife, Shaun Slattery, and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss
- Part I: The Law, the Landscape
- The Fair Use Battle for Scholarly Works, Jeffrey Galin
- Plagiarism and Promiscuity, Authors and Plagiarisms, Russel Wiebe
- Authoring Academic Agency: Charting the Tensions between Work-for-hire University Copyright Policies,Timothy R. Amidon
- Soul Remedy: Turnitin and the Visual Design of End User License Agreements, Barclay Barrios
- Images, the Commonplace Book, and Digital Self-Fashioning, Bob Whipple
- Intellectual Properties in Multimodal 21st-Century Composition Classrooms, Tharon W. Howard
- Is Digital the New Digital?: Pedagogical Frames of Reference and Their Implications in Theory and Practice, Robert Dornsife
- Response to Part I—"An Act for the Encouragement of Learning" vs. Copyright, John Logie
- Part II: The Tools
- What We Talk About When We Talk About Fair Use: Conversations on Writing Pedagogy, New Media, and Copyright Law, Steve Westbrook
- Parody, Penalty, and Pedagogy, E. Ashley Hall, Kathie Gossett, and Elizabeth Vincelette
- Copy-rights and Copy-wrong: Intellectual Property in the Classroom Revisited, Janice R. Walker
- Rhetorical Velocity and Copyright: A Case Study on Strategies of Rhetorical Delivery, Jim Ridolfo and Martine Courant Rife
- Following the Framers: Choosing Pedagogy to Further Fair Use and Free Speech, TyAnna Herrington
- Response to Part II—Being Rhetorical When We Teach Intellectual Property and Fair Use, James E. Porter
- Part III: The Pedagogy
- Toward a Pedagogy of Fair Use for Multimedia Composition, Renee Hobbs and Katie Donnelly
- Intellectual Property Teaching Practices in Introductory Writing Courses, Nicole Nguyen
- Moving Beyond Plagiarized / Not Plagiarized in a Point, Click, and Copy World, Leslie Johnson-Farris
- Couture et Écriture: What the Fashion Industry Can Teach the World of Writing, Brian Ballentine
- The Role of Authorship in the Practice and Teaching of Technical Communication, Jessica Reyman
- Response to Part III—Fair Use: Teaching Three Key IP Concepts, Rebecca Moore Howard
- Afterword, Clancy Ratliff
- Biographical Notes
About the Book
The editors of Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Writing Classroom bring together stories, theories, and research that can further inform the ways in which we situate and address intellectual property issues in our writing classrooms. The essays in the collection identify and describe a wide range of pedagogical strategies, consider theories, present research, explore approaches, and offer both cautionary tales and local and contextual successes that can further inform the ways in which we situate and address intellectual property issues in our teaching.
About the Contributors
Martine Courant Rife, JD, PhD, is a professor of writing at Lansing Community College, where she teaches courses in digital authorship, technical and business writing, and first-year composition. She serves as Senior Chair of the CCCC-IP Caucus and is a CCCC-IP Committee member. Rife received the 2007 Frank R. Smith Outstanding Journal Article Award for "Technical Communicators and Digital Writing Risk Assessment."
Shaun Slattery is a strategy consultant for a social software company and has been a faculty member at DePaul University and the University of South Florida Polytechnic, where he taught technical and professional writing and new media. His research on digital writing practices has been published in Technical Communication Quarterly; Technical Communication; Rhetorically Rethinking Usability: Theories, Practices, and Methodologies (Hampton Press, 2009); and Digital Writing Research: Technologies, Methodologies, and Ethical Issues (Hampton Press, 2007).