I'm about to launch an app in which the users can transmit the screen of their android phones and then see it in a browser. It is used mainly for demonstrations. It also transmits the audio captured by the microphone.

This audio and video are broadcasted through a media server which I have to contract.

My questions are regarding about legal aspects that I am worried about:

  1. What happens if any user transmitted content with copyright, like videos from Netflix, Youtube, etc... will I be responsible for that? How can I protect myself against that?
  2. What happens if any user transmitted illegal content, like pornography, aggressions...? I have to take any legal protection against this?

Any help will be highly appreciated, Thanks.

  • You need to hire an attorney, not ask a bunch of other freelancers.
    – Scott
    Mar 9 '20 at 9:58
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    This will depend upon jurisdiction, so cannot be answered here. You could look at law.stackexchange.com to see if it is on-topic there, but you will have to state your jurisdiction.
    – Chenmunka
    Mar 9 '20 at 11:00
  • This would be closed as off-topic for asking for specific legal advice on Law.SE. I think that unless we have an industry expert, this will also be off topic for Freelancing, due to not being able to answer it specifically and correctly
    – Canadian Luke
    Mar 10 '20 at 20:17
  • I guess it might help if you include a country or list of potential countries to look at - the EU's privacy laws are different compared to say (most of) the US' so a more targeted scope would be required
    – sau226
    Oct 14 '20 at 16:35

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