Apr 14, 2022
You may not upload or distribute content on Zoom that you do not have a right to transmit under any law, including trademark and copyright law, or under contractual or fiduciary relationships. You also may not use Zoom to defame others, impersonate anyone, or use another’s name or image without their permission. Accounts that do so may be permanently suspended.
Copyright is a form of legal protection for original works, like books, movies, photos and music. Copyright law prevents others from copying or displaying another’s work without permission subject to a few exceptions, most commonly fair use. “Fair use” is typically a use for criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research.
A trademark is a word, logo, phrase, or design that distinguishes a trademark owner’s good or service in the marketplace. Trademark law prevents someone from using a trademark to confuse others about whether a product or service is authentic, or to suggest that there is a relationship with the trademark owner when there is not.
Defamation (slander/libel) is to make false statements about someone that damage that person’s reputation.
The “right of publicity” is using someone else’s name, persona, or image for marketing or advertising purposes without their permission.
Impersonation is pretending to be someone you are not.