Dr Stef van Gompel
Stef van Gompel received his doctorate from the University of Amsterdam for his thesis entitled Formalities in Copyright Law: An Analysis of their History, Rationales and Possible Future (Kluwer Law International, forthcoming 2011).
He studied law at the University of Amsterdam (2005, cum laude) and Music Management at the Fontys Business College of Higher Education in Tilburg (1999). He specialised in intellectual property law and, in particular, in national and international copyright law. He has written various articles and book chapters on this topic.
He is secretary of the Dutch Copyright Committee that advises the Minister of Justice of the Netherlands on copyright-related matters. He is also a member of the Study group on the history of copyright of the Dutch copyright organisation, Vereniging voor Auteursrecht (VvA).
At IViR, Stef is currently working as a postdoc researcher for the HERA project Of Authorship and Originality, for which he analyses the concept of original works of authorship ('The Work as Creative Expression').