James studied law at the University of Warwick, where he received his LLB and LLM. He was awarded a PhD from the University of Bristol, which focused on the fields of computer science and intellectual property law.
In addition, James has provided legal advice to Guangzhou IP Office and served as an advisor over issues relevant to the protection of digital systems in electronic warfare, producing reports for the Home Office.
James’s main area of research relates to the impact of Intellectual Property laws upon digital technology. He has published articles on the role of authors in the digital environment, such as The evolution of authorship under technology: implications for copyright law in the IPQ and Copyright in Music in Legal Studies. His forthcoming monograph examines the function of creativity within the development of society (Edward Elgar, 2018). A collection of works with Routledge was published earlier this year.
Current research interests include copyright and rationality, copyright and technology, memes and copyright, communicative theory and copyright, art and the law, and interdisciplinary research into creativity.
J. Griffin. The State of Creativity: The Future of 3D Printing, 4D Printing and Augmented Reality. Edward Elgar, 2018.
J. Griffin. “A proposal for a bridge of licensing over a sea of IP uncertainty: Digital Watermarking of 3D Printed Content.” In Intellectual Property Rights and Emerging Technology: 3D printing in China, edited by Chan, Choo, Griffin and Osuji. Routledge, 2018.
J. Griffin. “Biotech 3DP Digital Watermarking: An ‘uncanny valley’ in the Prosthetic State.” In Intellectual Property Rights and Emerging Technology: 3D printing in China, edited by Chan, Choo, Griffin and Osuji. Routledge, 2018.
J. Griffin. “‘We become what we think: Machine laws in machine minds.’ In Intellectual Property Rights and Emerging Technology: 3D printing in China, edited by Chan, Choo, Griffin and Osuji. Routledge, 2018.
H.K. Chan, J. Griffin, J. J. Lim, and F. Zeng. “The impact of 3D Printing Technology on the Supply Chain: Manufacturing and Legal Perspectives” International Journal of Production Economics 205 (2018).
H.K. Chan, J. Griffin, J. J. Lim, F. Zeng, and A. S. F. Chiu. “Impact of 3D Printing Technology on Supply Chain in China.” Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Production Research, DEStech (2017): 492–495.
J. Griffin. “A proposal for a doctrine of Information Justice.” Intellectual Property Quarterly (2016): 44.
Select Conference Appearances
“Licensing of 3DP copyright content,” invited lecture to LLM students, Bournemouth University, May 2017.
“3D Printing and Watermarking,” SCuLE Staff Seminar, University of Exeter, May 2017.
“3D Printing and Automated Licensing Systems,” BILETA, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, April 2017.
“3D Printing and Licensing, China Electronic Information Expo: International Symposium on 3D printing and Internet of Things,” Shenzhen, China, April 2017.
“3D Printing – AHRC Project Report,” University of Nottingham, February 2017.
“Tracking Technologies in 3D Printing,” Building Digital Identities Workshop, University of Exeter Science Park, February 2017.
“3D printing and watermarking: FInal Conclusions from the AHRC Project,” AHRC 3D Printing in China Conference, Shanghai, December 2016.
“The Future of Privacy in a world of 3D printing,” with A. Jones, IALS, London, 2016.
Select Media Appearances
“3D Printing Conference,” AAU, December 2016.