Plagiarism and intellectual property law are two issues that affect every student and every teacher throughout the world. Both concepts are concerned with how we use texts - print, digital, visual, and aural - in the creation of new texts. And both have been viewed in strongly moral terms, often as acts of 'theft'. However, they also reflect the contradictory views behind norms and values and therefore are essential to understand when using all forms of texts both inside and outside the classroom. This book discusses the current and historical relationship between these concepts and how they can be explicitly taught in an academic writing classroom.
Joel Bloch has taught L2 writing for over 20 years in the United States, China, and Ukraine. He has an MA in literature from York University (Toronto), an MA in ESL education from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University. He currently teaches writing and theory courses at the Ohio State University. He has published âTechnologies in the Second Language Composition Classroomâ as well as numerous articles on technology, plagiarism, intercultural rhetoric, and academic writing.