Jaime Stapleton is currently editing a monograph, Vision in Copyright: The Political Economy of Composition, which will be published by Ashgate in 2012. He speaks frequently on the relationship between culture, law and political economy and is a former Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London.
As an external consultant to the Creative Industries Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization he authored the report Study on the Economic, Social and Cultural Impact of Intellectual Property in the Creative Industries, published in 2007. He has research interests in the history and future of intellectual property. He is a member of International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property and served on the AHRC project 'Primary Sources in Copyright (1450-1900)' and as a core researcher on the AHRC network 'Intermedia: New Media Art, Performativity and Authenticity', which examined legal issues relating to the acquisition of new media works.
Jaime was formerly Research Coordinator of the 'Adelphi Charter on Creativity, Innovation and Intellectual Property', an international legal reform project based at the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufacture and Commerce in London. He also worked on legal and economic issues facing the arts for the National Office of Arts Council England, the principle public arts funding body in the UK.
Between 1994 and 2002, he taught art history and critical theory to undergraduate and postgraduate artists and art historians in a number of universities in the UK, including a long association with the departments of Historical & Cultural Studies and Visual Arts at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Prior to academia, he worked as an artist and in the art market.