Is reading a book to an online group illegal?
So, I'm part of a Discord server dedicated to book appreciation. We want to have essentially a little online book club in our server, where one select person will read a book to the rest of the group.
We're not recording anything, and we're not posting these readings anywhere. We read, we discuss, and then it's lost to the void.Is this illegal? We don't want to risk anything, but I'm not finding many answers on Google.
- 4 weeks ago
Nope! It's no more illegal than a teacher reading aloud to their class.
- Anonymous1 month ago
As long as you are not recording and reselling it - nothing illegal is happening.
Resale of a publication is when you stray into illegal issues.
In a private group setting - this would be no different than doing a book club of any other kind.
This really isn't any different than a teacher reading a book to a group of students or a library having reading sessions for groups to come in and listen to a book.