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Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law

The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law was founded in 2004. Through its activities, CIPIL aims to promote the investigation, understanding and critical appraisal of these important fields of law.

The Centre, which replaced the IP Unit, brings together a group of legal academics already recognised for their historical and inter-disciplinary, as well as doctrinal, research. Drawing on the resources of Cambridge University, CIPIL is ideally positioned to carry out and promote well-informed interdisciplinary work. These aims are furthered through a variety of means: through rigorous academic research, the presence of high quality visiting researchers, PhD studentships, research fellowships, visitors and conferences.

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CIPIL Spring Conference 2018

The creation of open and responsible digital markets is a major policy priority across the globe, linking critically to both economic dynamism and to protecting core societal values in a challenging socio-technological environment. Amongst the most vexed and controversial aspects of this is the multi-faceted issue of 'intermediary' liability and responsibility. The CIPIL Spring Conference on 10 March 2018 will examine these issues.

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CIPIL Seminar: TBC

Thursday, 1 March 2018 - 6.00pm

CIPIL Seminar: 'Data property'

Thursday, 8 March 2018 - 5.00pm

CIPIL Spring Conference 2018

Saturday, 10 March 2018 - 9.30am