September 28-29, 2021
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Wednesday, September 29 • 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Closing Keynote: APIs, interoperability, and the law - Chris Riley, Senior Fellow of Internet Governance, R Street Institute

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In 2021 the Supreme Court ruled on Google v. Oracle, upholding copyright of APIs but allowing for fair use. What does that mean for network-oriented APIs, if anything? At the same time, Congress is considering legislation that would mandate interoperability, under certain circumstances. How do APIs enable interoperability that fosters innovation, and how do APIs and law intersect? Or, to put it in more practical terms: When you add a license to an API description in an OpenAPI document, what does that really mean?

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Chris Riley

Senior Fellow of Internet Governance, R Street Institute
Chris Riley is Senior Fellow of Internet Governance at the R Street Institute. Previously, he led global public policy work for Mozilla, helped manage the Internet Freedom grants portfolio at the U.S. Department of State, and worked at the non-profit public interest group Free Press... Read More →

Wednesday September 29, 2021 2:00pm - 2:25pm PDT
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