Legal Aspects of APIs & SDKs: the App Economy’s Data Membranes
Date and Time: 09.00 – 10.00am, Wednesday 4 October 2023
Application Programming Interfaces – the technical rules for how software applications interact – are the porous data membranes at the heart of the cloud-enabled app economy. Software Development Kits – pre-built code libraries – as key enablers of software development let developers graft functionality onto their applications.
Together, APIs and SDKs have emerged as core building blocks of the app economy and, with that, it has become critical for their developers and users to get the ‘legals’ right.
Top UK software law practice Kemp IT Law has for many years advised clients on the intellectual property, security, privacy and commercial legal aspects of their API and SDK strategy and licensing.
Join us at the Walbrook Club in central London for this breakfast seminar where we will:
- overview the purpose of APIs and SDKs, consider some popular examples, and explain their role in the context of microservices, containerisation and serverless computing
- consider IP and licensing issues for APIs and SDKs, particularly in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s 2021 Google v Oracle decision
- look at the bigger-picture data, privacy and information security implications of API and SDK use