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About the Author


Martine Courant Rife a writing professor at Lansing Community College. She is also is a research assistant at the WIDE Research Center and a PhD student in the Rhetoric & Writing program at Michigan State University. Martine has an active law license in Michigan and an inactive law license in Colorado. Her educational background includes a Master's degree in Digital Rhetoric & Professional Writing from Michigan State University, a law degree (JD) from the University of Denver, and a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include intellectual property, technical writing, and composition studies. Classes taught include Writing Law & Justice, Health Law & Ethics, and first-year writing. She is currently working on research involving international intellectual property issues, particularly a comparative analysis of Canadian and US legal regimes, especially Fair Dealing and Fair Use. She is also conducting a pilot study with Dr. Bill Hart-Davidson titled: Digital Composing and Fair Use: Exploring Knowledge and Understanding of Fair Use among Teachers and Students in a University Professional Writing Program. 


Martine Courant Rife
Michigan State University
Suite 7A, Olds Hall
East Lansing, Michigan 48824