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Skype code of conduct

Don’t do anything illegal.

Don’t engage in any activity that exploits, harms, or threatens to harm children.

Don’t send spam. Spam is unwanted or unsolicited bulk email, postings, contact requests, SMS (text messages), or instant messages.

Don’t publicly display or use the Services to share inappropriate Content or material (involving, for example, nudity, bestiality, pornography, graphic violence, or criminal activity) or Your Content or material that does not comply with local laws or regulations.

Don’t engage in activity that is false or misleading (e.g., asking for money under false pretenses, impersonating someone else, manipulating the Services to increase play count, or affect rankings, ratings, or comments) or libelous or defamatory.

Don’t circumvent any restrictions on access to or availability of the Services.

Don’t engage in activity that is harmful to you, the Services or others (e.g., transmitting viruses, stalking, communicating hate speech, or advocating violence against others).

Don’t infringe upon the rights of others (e.g., unauthorized sharing of copyrighted music or other copyrighted material, resale or other distribution of Bing maps, or photographs).

Don’t engage in activity that violates the privacy or data protection rights of others.

Don’t help others break these rules.


If you violate these Terms, we may, in our sole discretion, stop providing Services to you or we may direct Skype to close your Microsoft account or Skype account. We may also direct Skype to block delivery of a communication (like instant message) to or from the Services in an effort to enforce these Terms, or we may direct Skype to remove or refuse to publish Your Content for any reason. When investigating alleged violations of these Terms, Microsoft or Skype reserves the right to review Your Content in order to resolve the issue, and you hereby authorize such review. However, we cannot monitor the entire Services and make no attempt to do so.

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