Dr Simone Schroff
Profiles

Dr Simone Schroff

Associate Head of School - Law

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

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Dissertation
  • Work-based Learning: Research Law Clinic
  • European Integration
  • Methods of Legal Research (@ University of Amsterdam)

Research

Research

Research interests

Copyright law and policy; copyright-related business models; cultural heritage; methodologies


Dr Schroff accepts PhD proposals.

Grants & contracts

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

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

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

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

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
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 the Visually Impaired' in Ramalho A; McCutcheon J 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

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

Member of the HUM Faculty Ethics Committee

Member of the Research Committee