2) It is "right"!
Adobe needs to protect its proprietary rights to the software and would not allow anyone (you) to simply 'share' the software apps with all and sundry.
Your friends can either subscribe to a Lightroom Plan, or consider other Apps where they can post images online.
OTOH - YOU can 'sync' photos from your Lr-Classic catalog to the Cloud for all Family members to view using any Internet Browser. You just provide them with a web-link to give viewing access, and allow downloads, of the photos.
Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.3 Photoshop 24.5, ACR 15.3.1, Lightroom 6.3.1, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0.3, Windows-11.