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WRA 415: Digital Rhetoric > reading list


Chilling Effects Clearinghouse


Creative Commons


Electronic Frontier Foundation


William Gibson,"God's Little Toys: Confessions of a Cut and Paste Artist"


Illustrated Story of Copyright


Lawrence Lessig, "Free Culture" (2002)


Lawrence Lessig, "Who Owns Culture" (2005)


Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)


NCTE Guidelines on Multimodal Literacy


Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)


Bernard Schütze, "Samples from the Heap: Notes on Recycling the Detritus of a Remixed Culture"


Sivacracy, Siva Vaidhyanathan’s site


United States Copyright Law



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