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Legal Issues in Global Contexts

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Zusammenfassung Today! it has been said! the world is "flat!" as online media allow information to move easily from point to point across the earth. International legal differences! however! are increasingly affecting the ease with which data and ideas can be shared across nations. Copyright law! for example! affects the international flow of materials by stipulating who has the right to replicate or to share certain kinds of content. Similarly! perspectives on privacy rights can differ from nation to nation and affect how personal information is shared globally. Moreover! national laws can affect the exchange of ideas by stipulating the language in which information must be presented in different geopolitical regions. Today's technical communicators need to understand how legal factors can affect communication practices if they wish to work effectively in global contexts. This collection provides an overview of different legal aspects that technical communicators might encounter when creating materials or sharing information in international environments. Through addressing topics ranging from privacy rights and information exchange to the legalities of business practices in virtual worlds and perspectives on authorship and ownership! the contributors to this volume examine a variety of communication-based legal issues that can cause problems or miscommunication in international interactions. Reviewing such topics from different perspectives! the authors collectively provide ideas that could serve as a foundation for creating best practices on or for engaging in future research in the area of legal issues in international settings. Inhaltsverzeichnis Foreword: Considering Legal Issues in Global Contexts TyAnna HerringtonIntroduction: Legal Issues in Global Contexts: Examining Friction Points on the Flat EarthKirt St.Amant and Martine Courant RifePART I: CHALLENGES AND CONSIDERATIONS CHAPTER 1. Hiding Behind a Password: Are Online Classes as Private as We Think? Wendy L. Kraglund-Gauthier and David C. YoungCHAPTER 2. The Power of Slogans: The Rhetoric of Network Neutrality Brett LuncefordCHAPTER 3. The Rules of the Game: Real Legal and Economic Implications of Second Life Marco Antonio Chávez-AguayoCHAPTER 4. Dimensions and Policies of Metrication and Communication Ronald L. StonePART II: LANGUAGE AND ACCESS CHAPTER 5. Legal Literacy for Multilingual Technical Communication Projects Tatiana BatovaCHAPTER 6. Adapting to the Changing Legal Context: How Executive Order 13166 is Shaping Translation and Localization in Health Care Nicole St. GermaineCHAPTER 7. Usable DRM: Sailing the Pirate's Seas for Legal Entertainment Liza PottsPART III: OWNERSHIP AND AUTHORSHIPCHAPTER 8. Workplace Realities versus Romantic Views of Authorship: Intellectual Property Issues! Globalization! and Technical Communication Pavel Zemliansky and Traci A. ZimmermanCHAPTER 9. Software Patent Law in Global Contexts: A Primer for Technical Writing Specialists Annette VeeCHAPTER 10. Orphan Works and the Global Interplay of Democracy! Copyright! and Access Martin S. CopenhaverAfterword: Global Challenges and the Value of Heuristics Heidi A. McKee and James E. PorterContributors Index ...

Zusammenfassung
Today, it has been said, the world is "flat," as online media allow information to move easily from point to point across the earth. International legal differences, however, are increasingly affecting the ease with which data and ideas can be shared across nations. Copyright law, for example, affects the international flow of materials by stipulating who has the right to replicate or to share certain kinds of content. Similarly, perspectives on privacy rights can differ from nation to nation and affect how personal information is shared globally. Moreover, national laws can affect the exchange of ideas by stipulating the language in which information must be presented in different geopolitical regions. Today's technical communicators need to understand how legal factors can affect communication practices if they wish to work effectively in global contexts.

This collection provides an overview of different legal aspects that technical communicators might encounter when creating materials or sharing information in international environments. Through addressing topics ranging from privacy rights and information exchange to the legalities of business practices in virtual worlds and perspectives on authorship and ownership, the contributors to this volume examine a variety of communication-based legal issues that can cause problems or miscommunication in international interactions. Reviewing such topics from different perspectives, the authors collectively provide ideas that could serve as a foundation for creating best practices on or for engaging in future research in the area of legal issues in international settings.

Inhalt
Foreword: Considering Legal Issues in Global Contexts TyAnna Herrington Introduction: Legal Issues in Global Contexts: Examining Friction Points on the Flat EarthKirt St.Amant and Martine Courant Rife PART I: CHALLENGES AND CONSIDERATIONS CHAPTER 1. Hiding Behind a Password: Are Online Classes as Private as We Think? Wendy L. Kraglund-Gauthier and David C. Young CHAPTER 2. The Power of Slogans: The Rhetoric of Network Neutrality Brett Lunceford CHAPTER 3. The Rules of the Game: Real Legal and Economic Implications of Second Life Marco Antonio Chávez-Aguayo CHAPTER 4. Dimensions and Policies of Metrication and Communication Ronald L. Stone PART II: LANGUAGE AND ACCESS CHAPTER 5. Legal Literacy for Multilingual Technical Communication Projects Tatiana Batova CHAPTER 6. Adapting to the Changing Legal Context: How Executive Order 13166 is Shaping Translation and Localization in Health Care Nicole St. Germaine CHAPTER 7. Usable DRM: Sailing the Pirate's Seas for Legal Entertainment Liza Potts PART III: OWNERSHIP AND AUTHORSHIP CHAPTER 8. Workplace Realities versus Romantic Views of Authorship: Intellectual Property Issues, Globalization, and Technical Communication Pavel Zemliansky and Traci A. Zimmerman CHAPTER 9. Software Patent Law in Global Contexts: A Primer for Technical Writing Specialists Annette Vee CHAPTER 10. Orphan Works and the Global Interplay of Democracy, Copyright, and Access Martin S. Copenhaver Afterword: Global Challenges and the Value of Heuristics Heidi A. McKee and James E. Porter Contributors Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Legal Issues in Global Contexts
Untertitel: Perspectives on Technical Communication in an International Age
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EAN: 9780895038364
ISBN: 978-0-89503-836-4
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Medien & Kommunikation
Anzahl Seiten: 220
Jahr: 2014