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News - Is Streaming Movies To Friends Through Discord And Zoom Legal?

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Is Streaming Movies To Friends Through Discord And Zoom Legal?

In these exceptionally strange times, people everywhere are finding new ways to socialize while maintaining physical isolation from friends, family, and everyone else on the planet. That isolation means no more gathering to watch movies together on the couch, but users on conferencing platforms like Zoom and Discord are engaging in a smart workaround: watching movies digitally together using these platforms' streaming and screen-sharing capabilities.

Streaming movies and other media through platforms like Zoom and Discord is easy and fun, and it provides a small modicum of normality in this abnormal era of social distancing. But there's one question that might be lingering in the back of your mind: Is streaming movies to friends and family this way legal?

To find out, we contacted James Grimmelmann, a professor of law at Cornell Tech and Cornell Law School who specializes in internet and intellectual property law. We weren't expecting a simple answer, and unsurprisingly, he said, in short, "it's complicated."

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