I'm not looking for any advice other than legal advice, so I hope this thread is within forum rules. For the sake of keeping it in forum rules, let's talk about how legal it is to leak something early rather than me posting why I'd ask. In this case, it would be a part of a highly-anticipated TV episode. The leaker has access to five unaired episodes, but has decided to only purchase the first 1/4 of an episode, for the sake of it being nothing more than an attention and publicity-grabbing preview that will still have viewers tune into the episode when it airs. The leaker doesn't technically own the episode, but is contemplating sharing just 15 minutes of a 55 minute episode. Considering how a lot of things get leaked in full without repercussions, this may not cause a headache for anyone. It would also bring publicity to the network, the show, and the leaker's website. Is there a specific amount the leaker can share (i.e. less than two minutes) that would be completely legal? What if the leaker put it in a documentary (now that copyrighted material is legally allowed in a documentary type of video)? A lot of fan-sites share full seasons of this show, which is not what the leaker intends to ever do (which is why he wouldn't share a whole episode, or all five episodes that will be airing over the next few weeks). They have been doing this for years and have never ran into any legal troubles. The leaker is just looking to share the first 15 minutes of one unaired episode until it airs (then it will be removed since its just meant as a preview) rather than 45 hours of content. If this is against forum rules, please delete this. Again, nobody is looking for assistance or anything that would involve the forum helping the content get leaked. I'm just curious as to how legal this could be. The episodes are not in my possession, I just thought this would make an interesting discussion.