Composition and Copyright: Perspectives on Teaching, by Steve Westbrook

By Steve Westbrook

Essential copyright source for academics and writers, quite these concerned about digital or new media.

Drawing on connections among felony advancements, new media applied sciences, and academic perform, Composition and Copyright examines how copyright legislations is at the moment influencing methods of training and writing in the college, really within the dynamic contexts of accelerating electronic literacy, new media, and web writing. members discover the law’s theoretical premises, functions to writing study rooms, and the bigger results of copyright legislation on tradition and literacy. primary to the quantity is the query of what may perhaps represent “infringement” or “fair use,” and the way the very definitions of those phrases may possibly enable or limit particular text-making actions. The essays conceal various topics, from scholars’ appropriations of net photos to utilizing blogs within the school room to the efforts through universities to assert criminal possession of professors’ instructing and study fabrics. As new applied sciences and laws are overturning conventional notions of highbrow estate, this quantity bargains how one can navigate the problems when it comes to pedagogy, study, and growing new media texts in the present criminal framework.

“…the thoroughness with which heritage is validated in every one essay is meritorious … and the person members deserve compliment for his or her insights.” — matters in Writin

“…this well-conceptualized and fascinating ebook could be learn not just by means of composition lecturers, verbal exchange students, and others who aspire to educate rhetoric to more and more digitally savvy scholars but additionally via any composer of texts in our new digital world.” — Rhetoric Review

Steve Westbrook is Assistant Professor of English at California country collage, Fullerton.

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