"Government interference in business doesn't seem to me to be a particularly conservative position."
Most definitely, it is NOT conservative.
What we have here, perhaps, is a "Conservative in Name Only" organization. I read their main page, and from what it says, they SOUND like a decent bunch of people interested in OUR privacy and not letting "big tech" get away with manipulating elections, etc..
Yet shilling for Oracle's lawsuit against Google over the Java API is *NOT* "conservative"!
If IAP claims to be CONSERVATIVE and PRO-PRIVACY and even PRO-FREEDOM (I did not see that specifically, but 'conservative' would imply that), then they can NOT uphold the concept of an API patent or copyright, without being HYPOCRITES.