Dr Simone Schroff
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Dr Simone Schroff

Associate Head of School - Law

School of Society and Culture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Biography

Biography

Qualifications

BA Keele; MA Exeter; PhD University of East Anglia

Professional membership

Socio- Legal Studies Association

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

I currently lead and/ or teach on the following modules:

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Dissertation
  • Work-based Action Research
  • Methods of Legal Research (@ University of Amsterdam)
  • Research Methods in Law (LLM Law)
  • European Integration [teaching only]

I have previously led and/or taught:

  • EU Intellectual Property Law
  • Copyright X (in cooperation with Harvard University)
  • Research Lab (interdisciplinary research design, methodology and methods)
  • Work-based learning: Research Law Clinic
  • EU Law [teaching only]
  • English Legal System
  • Introduction to Law (Law minors)
  • Introduction to Contemporary Politics [teaching only]
  • Political Theory [teaching only]

Research

Research

Research interests

Empirical methodologies and methods in law; copyright law and policy; copyright-related business models.


Dr Schroff accepts PhD proposals in the area of copyright law, policy and empirical legal research.

Grants & contracts

2019- 2020: Heritage Lottery Funding for Plymouth Powerful Women project (Co- I)

2017–2018: Visiting Researcher at Waseda University (Canon Foundation)

2015: Working Paper Development grant (RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy)

2014–2015: Academic Japanese Language Study at the Kansai Center (Japan Foundation)

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Kreutzmann-Gallasch A & Schroff S (2022) 'A Case for Openness – Book Publishing and the Role of Amazon' IIC International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 53, (2) 194-218 , DOI Open access
Schroff S (2021) 'The Purpose of Copyright- Moving beyond Theory' Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Schroff S (2019) 'Where to draw the line: the difference between a fan and a pirate in Japan' International Journal of Cultural Policy 26, (4) 433-445 , DOI Open access
Schroff S (2019) 'An alternative universe? Authors as copyright owners- the case of the Japanese Manga Industry' Creative Industries Journal Open access
Schroff S (2018) 'Linking legal scenarios to empirical data: process- tracing as a methodology in law' Law and Method 1-19 Open access
Schroff S & Guibault L (2018) 'Extended Collective Licensing for the Use of Out-of-Commerce Works in Europe: A Matter of Legitimacy vis-à-vis Rights Owners' IIC 1-24 Open access
Guibault L & Schroff S (2018) 'Extended Collective Licensing for the Use of Out-of-Commerce Works in Europe: A Matter of Legitimacy Vis-à-Vis Rights Holders' IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 49, (8) 916-939 , DOI
Schroff S, Favale M & Bertoni A (2017) 'The Impossible Quest - Problems with Diligent Search for Orphan Works' IIC 48, (3) 286-304 , DOI Open access
Schroff S & Street J (2017) 'The politics of the Digital Single Market: culture vs. competition vs. copyright' Information, Communication & Society 21, (10) 1305-1321 , DOI Open access
Street J, Laing D & Schroff S (2016) 'Regulating for Creativity and Cultural Diversity: the Case of Collective Management Organisations and the Music Industry' International Journal of Cultural Policy 24, (3) 368-386 , DOI Open access
Hviid M, Schroff S & Street J (2016) 'Regulating Collective Management Organisations by Competition: An Incomplete Answer to the Licensing Problem?' Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law 7, (3) 256-270 Publisher Site Open access
Schroff S (2013) 'The (Non) Convergence of Copyright Policy' Script-ed 10, (4) 411-435
Schroff S, Pfeffer M, Kacsuk Z & Roth M 'Harmonizing Open Licenses among Online Databases of Enthusiast Communities: Challenges for the Legal Integration of Databases in the Japanese Visual Media Graph Project' POP! Open access
Books

S. Schroff, Who owns the broadcasting archives?Unravelling copyright ownership of broadcast content (Amsterdam: DeLex,2017).

Schroff S (2017) Who owns the broadcasting archives? Unravelling copyright ownership of broadcast content. Amsterdam deLex Open access
Chapters
Schroff S (2020) 'How Japanese copyright law can facilitate access to art for persons with a visual impairment' in McCutcheon J; Ramalho A International Perspectives on Disability Exceptions in Copyright Law and the Visual Arts Taylor and Francis Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Reports

S. Schroff (2017), ‘Making Public Service Broadcasts Accessible Online- A Study on the Copyright- Related Environment and Industry Practice’, Images for the Future- When Can We Watch?, pp. 1-145.

M. Hviid, S. Schroff and J. Street (2016), ‘Regulating CMOs by competition: an incomplete answer to the licensing problem?’, CREATe Working Paper Series, No. 2016/03 (https://zenodo.org/record/47703/files/CREATe-Working-Paper-2016-03.pdf), pp. 1-31.

M. Favale, S. Schroff and A. Bertoni (2016), ‘Requirements for Diligent Search in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Italy’, EnDOW (http://diligentsearch.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/EnDOW_Report-1.pdf), pp. 1-48.

S. Schroff (2015), ‘Europeana Sounds and Copyrights: The Need for and Challenges in Licensing Archival Material’, Europeana Sounds (http://pro.europeana.eu/files/Europeana_Professional/Projects/Project_list/Europeana_Sounds/Other%20documents%20related%20to%20the%20project/Europeana%20Report%20by%20IVIR%20final.pdf), pp. 1-97.

J. Street, D. Laing and S. Schroff (2015), ‘Collective Management Organisations, Creativity and Cultural Diversity,’ CREATe Working Paper Series, No. 2015/03 (https://zenodo.org/record/17860/files/CREATe-Working-Paper-2015-03.pdf), pp. 1-31.

S. Schroff (2014), ‘Transparency and Collective Management Organisations’, CREATe (http://www.create.ac.uk/blog/2014/10/01/transparency-and-the-collective-management-organisations/; published: 1/10/14) [blog]

Favale M, Schroff S & Bertoni A (2016) Requirements for Diligent Search in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Italy. EnDOW Project Open access
Schroff S (2015) Europeana Sounds and Copyrights: The Need for and Challenges in Licensing Archival Materials. Amsterdam Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam Open access
Other Publications
Street J, Laing D & Schroff S Collective Management Organisations, Creativity and Cultural Diversity. 1-31
Hviid M, Schroff S & Street J Regulating CMOs by competition: an incomplete answer to the licensing problem?. 1-31 Open access
Personal

Personal

Reports & invited lectures

  • M. Pfeffer, Z. Zoltan, 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”, Lightening talk at Putting Open Social Scholarship into Practice

  • S. Schroff “Process- tracing in Law” at the University of Leiden (online, due to Covid) 27 August 2020

  • S. Schroff “Offene Lizenzen” at Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart (online, due to Covid) 7 July 2020

  • S. Schroff, ‘When is a fan a pirate? Copyright (non) enforcement in Japan', Institute for Information Law, Amsterdam 16 November 2018 

  • S. Schroff, ‘Collective Management Organizations: Between Assumptions and Reality’, International Round Table: Digital Single Market and Its Impact on Culture and Media in Croatia, Zagreb 20 May 2018
  • S. Schroff, ‘Making Broadcasts Accessible Online- A Study on the Copyright- Related Environment and Industry Practice’, AVA_Net 2017, Hilversum 19 May 2017

  • S. Schroff, ‘Licensing audio- visual archives from a copyright Perspective: Between Assumptions and Empirical Evidence’, Digital Humanities 2016, Krakow 12 July 2016

  • S. Schroff, ‘Creating Legal Access to Sound Heritage’, National Library of France, Paris 1 October 2015

Other academic activities

2019- 2022 Co- Director of the Culture and Knowledge Exchanges (CHEx) group (formerly known as #CHITCHAT)

2018- 2022 Member of the HUM Faculty Ethics Committee

2019- 2021 Member of the Research Committee