Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 08:30 to Friday, July 14, 2017 - 17:30
Moot Court Room, Jackman Building, 78 Queen's Park


International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property

9th Annual Workshop

CILP & the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Canada

July 12-14, 2017

‘Intellectual Property as Circulation and Control’

This year’s workshop will seek to explore all aspects of the circulation/control dilemma from historical and/or contemporary perspectives.  Modalities of control that might be considered include:  licensing practices; distribution and business models; collectivization; cultural appropriation; authors, inventors and ownership; criminal provisions; international trade agreements; technological means of control such as technological protection measures, anti-circumvention laws, search engines and aggregators; surveillance and policing by law enforcement agencies, ISPs, trolls; and organized resistance to corporate control by users and pirate movements.

View the Draft Agenda.

Download the Agenda: ISHTIPAgenda

Register for the Workshop:

For those of you who will be travelling from out of town, the law school is at 78 Queen's Park, just beside the Museum Subway Station:

Book your Hotel: ISHTIP2017 at the Intercontinental The Centre for Innovation Law and Policy is pleased to partner with the Intercontinental Hotel to offer workshop participants a special rate of $229.00 (plus taxes and fees). The rate is available until June 12, 2017, or until supplies last!  Simply select "Book Now" in the upper right-hand corner, enter the workshop dates, and you will be taken to a page with our special group rate (GW9). The rate is applicable from a July 11 check-in, to a July 14 checkout. Our program will begin mid-day on July 12, and conclude mid-day on July 14.

Other hotels in the area: (We have used the Park Hyatt before: it receives excellent reviews. We have not used the Marriott or the Howard Johnson, but they are also close to the law school. The Marriott is a newer, higher-priced option; the HJ is an older, lower-priced option.)

Park Hyatt:


Howard Johnson: