1st Edition

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

Edited By Renee Hobbs Copyright 2018
    356 Pages
    by Routledge

    356 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Part I


    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

    By Jeremy Stoddard

    Chapter 17 - Perspectives on the Role of Instructional Video in Higher Education: Evolving Pedagogy, Copyright Challenges and Support Models

    By 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



    Chapter 22 - Copyright, Monopoly Games, and Pirates: The Past, Present and Future of Copyright

    Thomas Leonard


    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.