A set of core beliefs both scaffolded and emerged from the media work we did, taken from the readings we did and from our own interpretations and negotiations of remix work. Work across a broad range of authors—discussing intellectual property rights, digital and new media, the Internet, innovation and creativity, and a host of other related topics—supports our values as digital rhetoricians.


As we consider the effects of technology on media production and ways in which responsible work is created and disseminated and the ways in which old + old becomes new, one overarching ideology that emerges is that economic intent and artistic/creative intent cannot always already be seen as the same (and especially should not be always already so in the eyes of the law).popup


Further, a set of three questions frames our work, questions that reveal the complex nature of digital media and the changing ways in which responsible work is used and created:

Again we want to assert that we are focusing on the agency and action writing teachers can take in a world of media monopoly. We are focusing on the ways in which our traditional practices of authorship and citation change shape in digital spaces. We are also focusing on the ways in which these practices bump up against copyright, and we are focusing on the ways in which our traditional practices dissolve across networks and in multimodal texts.


Thus our first set of beliefs address the limitations of outdated intellectual property law and approaches in our digital age:

The second set of beliefs address authoring, authorship, and authorial rights, especially in regard to today’s intellectual property climate:

The third set of beliefs address the rights, roles, and responsibilities of authors and creators in a digital world:


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