Our research specialism in intellectual property law includes the effects of copyright law in practice. This ranges from working towards innovative solutions on how copyright can work more effectively in the digital commercial context to supporting cultural heritage institutions in making their collections available online to the general public. It engages with topical concerns about Internet structures, conflicts between online media platforms and the creative industries over the management of works available online, and the eventual role of end-users as both consumers and creators of online content.
S. Schroff (2021), ‘The Purpose of Copyright- moving beyond Theory’, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Vol 16, Issue 11, pp. 1262–1272
S. Schroff (2020), ‘Where to draw the line: the Difference between a Pirate and a Fan’ International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol 26(4), pp. 433- 445
M. Pfeffer, Z. Kacsuk, S. Schroff and M. Roth, ‘Harmonizing Open Licenses among Online Databases of Enthusiast Communities: Challenges Encountered in the Legal Integration of Databases in the Japanese Visual Media Graph Project’, Putting Open Social Scholarship into Practice Conference, Nov 2021
A. Kreutzmann- Gallasch and S. Schroff (2022), ‘A case for openness: book publishing and the role of Amazon’, IIC- International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (forthcoming, 2022)