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The Routledge Companion to Media Education, Copyright, and Fair Use

Edited By

Renee Hobbs

ISBN 9781032095721
Published June 30, 2021 by Routledge
356 Pages

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Book Description

Media literacy educators rely on the ability to make use of copyrighted materials from mass media, digital media and popular culture for both analysis and production activities. Whether they work in higher education, elementary and secondary schools, or in informal learning settings in libraries, community and non-profit organizations, educators know that the practice of media literacy depends on a robust interpretation of copyright and fair use. With chapters written by leading scholars and practitioners from the fields of media studies, education, writing and rhetoric, law and society, library and information studies, and the digital humanities, this companion provides a scholarly and professional context for understanding the ways in which new conceptualizations of copyright and fair use are shaping the pedagogical practices of media literacy.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1

Media Education, Copyright and Fair Use - Renee Hobbs

Chapter 2

Mix and Match: Transformative Purpose in the Classroom - Rebecca Tushnet

Chapter 3

Teaching Copyright and Legal Methods Outside the Law School - Bill D. Herman

Chapter 4

Circumventing Barriers to Education: Educational Exemptions in the Triennial Rulemaking of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act - Jonathan Band, Brandon Butler and Caile Morris

Chapter 5

Remix and Unchill: Remaking Pedagogies to Support Ethical Fair Use - Timothy R. Amidon, Kyle Stedman and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss

Chapter 6

Legal Issues in Online Fan Fiction - Aaron Schwabach


Chapter 7

Copyright Literacy in the UK: Understanding Library and Information Professionals’ Experiences of Copyright  - Jane Secker and Chris Morrison

Chapter 8

Codes of Best Practices in Fair Use: Game Changers in Copyright Education - Patricia Aufderheide

Chapter 9

Creative Commons in Journalism Education - Ed Madison and Esther Wojcicki

Chapter 10

Blurred Lines and Shifting Boundaries: Copyright and Transformation in the Multimodal Compositions of Teachers, Teacher Educators and Future Media Professionals - J. P. McGrail and Ewa McGrail

Chapter 11

Automated Plagiarism Detection as Opportunity for Education on Copyright and Media - Clancy Ratliff

Chapter 12

Youth, Bytes, Copyright: Talking to Young Canadian Creators about Digital Copyright - Catherine Burwell

Chapter 13

Fair use as Creative Muse: An Ongoing Case Study - Malin Abrahamsson and Stephanie Margolin

Chapter 14

Digital Transformations in the Arts and Humanities: Negotiating the Copyright Landscape in the United Kingdom - Smita Kheria, Charlotte Waelde & Nadine Levin


Chapter 15

The Benefits and Challenges of YouTube as an Educational Resource - Chareen Snelson

Chapter 16

Teaching History with Film: Teaching about Film as History - Jeremy Stoddard

Chapter 17

Perspectives on the Role of Instructional Video in Higher Education: Evolving Pedagogy, Copyright Challenges and Support Models - Scott Spicer

Chapter 18

"I Got it from Google": Re-contextualizing Authorship to Strengthen Fair Use Reasoning in the Elementary Grades - David Cooper Moore and John Landis

Chapter 19

Resolving Copyright Concerns in the Development of Diverse Curriculum Materials for Media Analysis Activities - Chris Sperry and Cyndy Scheibe

Chapter 20

Approaches to Active Reading and Visual Literacy in the High School Classroom - John S. O’Connor and Dan Lawler

Chapter 21

Copyright and Fair Use Dilemmas in a Virtual Educational Institution in Mexico - David Ramírez Plascencia


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Renee Hobbs is Professor at the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island, where she directs the Media Education Lab, which advances media literacy education through scholarship and community service. She is author of Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning and six other books that examine media literacy and learning.