Text analysis essay 2 rhetorical situation and research 25 june 2012
Lambert 1(Robert) Curtis LambertEnglish 101Professor Bolton25 June 2012 Rhetorical Situation Analysis Purpose: I chose to write my second essay, a text analysis, based on an essay byLawrence Lessig, “Some Like it Hot,” found on pages 88 through 92 in The Norton Field Guidefor Writing with Readings and Handbook. My intent in this essay, “The Persistent PiracyPlethora or What’s Wrong with Downloading Movies and Music for Free?” was to expand thereader’s thinking on how we have become so complacent with the advent of new mediatechnology and the pirating of artist’s works that always accompanies new technology,especially new forms of media. The author of the article continues to talk out of both sides of hismouth, in my opinion, on this issue. He states repeatedly that we must protect the rights of theartist, whose work is being stolen through media piracy, all the while telling us to calm down andbe patient. After all, major changes in legislation take time. My purpose was to offer theargument that he can’t have it both ways, as well as offering a counter argument: time does nothave to be the enemy of new and emerging forms of media, where piracy of their work isconcerned. Genre: I feel my essay would be best served in print, via a media based magazine, film ortelevision industry periodical, or newspaper. I wanted to present the information as informative,but offering the opinion that a sense of urgency on this topic is not over-blown. It wasintentionally opinionated and intended to disagree with the author [Lessig}.
Lambert 2 Audience: The audience for this essay would be people in the media industry or thoseinterested in how the laws surrounding Peer-2-Peer file sharing are evolving. Stance: I personally have a vested interest in this topic since I am a member of the[combined] film/television actor union: SAG/AFTRA. This topic of media piracy and how togarner appropriate residuals to actors, and all other production staff that are owed monies, hasbeen the hot button issue for decades, beginning with the invention of the VHS tape. I want tomake sure my rights, and those of my peers, are protected in a timely manner to the best of thelaws ability to do so. Media/Design: I did my very best to write an essay free of error, both grammatically andin content. I have read, re-read, and re-read again trying to clear up any misunderstanding or overuse of verbiage and errors. I know it is not perfect, but I am pleased with the end result as itstands now. I would accompany my essay with a works cited area to give applicable credit to theauthor, Lawrence Lessig, as well as Julian Sanchez, the author of the article I used for myresearch component, if my essay were to be published. Research: The article I found in my research for my Text Analysis essay did not alter myopinion on the subject in any way. In fact, Julian Sanchez shocked me with his casual approachand how over-blown we [anyone owed royalties/residuals] have made it and that this argumentis something it should never have been: urgent! Mr. Sanchez would have a very different opinionif he were in my shoes and there was money he was owed and the courts were dragging their feetto pay him. Research article by Julian Sanchez originally appeared: Cato Institute Jan 17, 2012, n.pag.