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About CTIC

About

CTIC delivers and promotes foundational research that aims to shape the way legislators, regulatory authorities, and scholars develop policies and regulatory frameworks for technology, intellectual property, antitrust, privacy, and related fields. Through pathbreaking scholarship and innovative conferences, symposia, workshops, and other programming, CTIC explores the full range of scholarly perspectives, engages with technology policy and practice, and helps to create the next generation of technology law scholars, policymakers, and practitioners.

The University of Pennsylvania is uniquely positioned to support CTIC’s mission. The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is home to many of the nation’s leading experts on intellectual property, Internet law, and technology policy. In addition, CTIC draws on the expertise of scholars from across the university, including The Wharton School, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Annenberg School for Communication, and the Cinema and Media Studies Program. Philadelphia is home to a vibrant high-tech legal community and many of the world’s leading technology companies.

Funding & Support Policies

CTIC receives financial support from corporations, foundations, and other organizations that is vital to our continued growth and success. CTIC is committed to autonomy in our scholarship and transparency in our relationships, which harmonize with the governing policies of Penn Law and the University of Pennsylvania. These policies govern our relationships with donors and allow CTIC to fully and autonomously explore all scholarly perspectives on issues involving law and technology.

CTIC’s research funding and support policies are consistent with the University of Pennsylvania’s ethical and professional standards, which regulate financial considerations that have the potential to compromise or bias professional judgment or objectivity regarding the design, conduct, or reporting of research. Our mission requires that we engage with individuals and organizations holding a wide array of viewpoints to produce fair, impartial, and rigorous research. The center’s research is initiated and directed by faculty who are committed to maintaining the integrity of CTIC’s scholarly research and other work.

Under these policies, CTIC does not accept financial support that limits our ability to conduct independent research. This allows us to produce scholarship that is free from outside influence and consistent with Penn’s ethics and values. All corporate donors agree to provide funding free from restrictions and promised results or deliverables. Non-private entities such as foundations, NGOs, and government entities, when offering funding for sponsored research, will negotiate the terms for support with Penn’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

CTIC thanks its supporters:

Amazon

AT&T

Charter Communications, Inc.

Comcast Corporation

Comcast Innovation Fund

Google LLC

GSMA

Microsoft Corporation

National Science Foundation

NCTA

Penn Global

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Verizon Communications Inc.

Annual Reports

CTIC2020

2019-2020

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2018-2019

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CTIC2018

2017-2018

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Annual report 2016-17

2016-2017

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CTIC2016

2015-2016

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CTIC2015

2014-2015

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CTIC2014

2013-2014

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CTIC2013

2012-2013

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CTIC2012

2011-2012

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CTIC2011

2010-2011

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