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CLIP supports and conducts research and organizes workshops and conferences.  CLIP hosts and facilitates high-level public discourse on topics such as data privacy and security, peer-to-peer technologies and intellectual property protection of information assets, and the liability of internet intermediaries.  CLIP’s work is disseminated and used to help influence the guiding principles of the new knowledge-driven society and help find solutions to difficult legal issues posed by information technologies. 


Mission of CLIP

CLIP was founded to make significant contributions to the development of law and policy for the information economy and to teach the next generation of leaders. CLIP brings together scholars, the bar, the business community, technology experts, the policy community, students, and the public to address and assess policies and solutions for cutting-edge issues that affect the evolution of the information economy.

In pursuing this mission, CLIP pursues work in five related areas:

  • Law and policy relating to the regulation of information and public values
  • Law and policy for innovation and knowledge creation
  • Technology, privacy and security 
  • Technology and governance
  • The protection of intellectual property and information assets