Client Alert: Livestreaming Without a License: How to Avoid Copyright Infringement Risks

One aspect of life during the “new normal” as a result of the Great Lockdown is the increased use of livestreaming platforms, such as Zoom, WebEx, Skype, Google Hangouts, and others. People are using these livestreaming platforms for many purposes including business meetings, virtual happy hours, and family gatherings and events. Various businesses are also using livestreaming platforms to provide services that were previously delivered in person, such as educational services, religious services, weddings, funerals, and fitness classes. This Client Alert, written by Andrew Goldstein, details how the use of livestreaming platforms to provide these services can create a risk of copyright infringement that was not involved with providing the same services in-person.

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