December 5, 2013

Should Software APIs Be Subject to Copyright Protection?

It makes no sense to me that software APIs should be protectable IP. They are far more like the chapter titles and tables of contents in books and magazine articles than the contents of those books and articles themselves.

But a Federal Circuit Judge seems ready to overrule a lower court and declare APIs can be copyrighted. This case could have far-reaching implications for many companies using third-party softwafre technologies to develop their own solutions.

Read More…