Dr Simone Schroff

Dr Simone Schroff

Lecturer in Law

School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)


Lecturer in Law

Research interests

copyright law and policy; cultural heritage; business models; methodologies; legal history

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)

2018                S. Schroff, ‘Linking legal scenarios to empiricaldata: process- tracing as a methodology in law’, Law and Methodology, doi: 10.5553/REM/.000033. 

2018              L. Guibault and S. Schroff, ‘Extended CollectiveLicensing for the Use of Out-of-Commerce Works in Europe: A Matter of Legitimacy vis-à-vis Rights Owners’, Journalof Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law,doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s4031.

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

2017              S. Schroff and John Street, ‘ThePolitics of the Single Market: Culture vs. Competition vs. Copyright’, Information, Communication and Society, Vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 1305- 1321.

2017              S. Schroff, M. Favale and A. Bertoni, ‘The ImpossibleQuest: Problems with Diligent Search for Orphan Works’, International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Vol. 48, no.3, pp. 286-304.

2016              M. Hviid, S. Schroff and J.Street, ‘Regulating Collective Management by Competition: an Incomplete Answerto the Licensing Problem?’, Journal ofIntellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law, Vol. 7, no. 3, 2016, pp. 256- 270.

2016              J. Street, D. Laing and S.Schroff, ‘Regulating for Creativity and Cultural Diversity: the Case ofCollective Management Organisations and the Music Industry’, International Journal of Cultural Policy,Vol. 40, No. 3, 2016, pp. 227-259.     

2013              S. Schroff, 'The (Non) Convergence of Copyright Policy',Script-ed, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2013, pp. 411- 434.

2008              A.Flemming and S. Schroff, ‘Eine öffentliche Zentralbibliothek für Dresden?’, BIS- Bibliotheken in Sachsen, Vol. 3, 2009, pp. 145- 148

Reports & invited lectures

2019       S. Schroff, ‘Where to draw the line: the Difference between a Pirate and a Fan’ International Journal of Cultural Policy, doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/10286632.2019.1604694

2019       S. Schroff, ‘An Alternate Universe? Authors as Copyright Owners- the Case of the Japanese Manga Industry’, Creative Industries Journal, Vol 12(1), pp. 125-150.

2018               S. Schroff, ‘CollectiveManagement Organizations: Between Assumptions and Reality’, InternationalRound Table: Digital Single Market and Its Impact on Culture and Media in Croatia, Zagreb 20 May 2018

2017              S. Schroff, ‘ Making Broadcasts Accessible Online- A Study on the Copyright- RelatedEnvironment and Industry Practice ’, AVA_Net 2017, Hilversum 19 May 2017

2017               S. Schroff, ‘Making Public Service BroadcastsAccessible Online- A Study on the Copyright- Related Environment and IndustryPractice’, Images for the Future- When Can We Watch?, pp. 1-145.

2016              M. Favale, S. Schroff and A.Bertoni, ‘Requirements for Diligent Search in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Italy’, EnDOW,pp. 1-48.

2016               S. Schroff, ‘ Licensingaudio- visual archives from a copyright Perspective: Between Assumptions andEmpirical Evidence’ , Digital Humanities 2016, Krakow 12 July 2016

2015               S. Schroff, ‘Europeana Sounds and Copyrights: The Need for and Challenges in Licensing Archival Material’, Europeana Sounds, pp. 1-97.