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1. Broadcast TOS Applicability
Unless agreed otherwise in writing by Skype, any use of Skype software in a Program (as defined below) for Broadcast (as defined below) shall be subject to these Broadcast TOS.
If You want to use Skype software in a Program for Broadcast, You must agree to these Broadcast TOS. Unless agreed otherwise in writing by Skype, if You do not agree to these Broadcast TOS You may not use Skype software in a Program for Broadcast.
2. Skype Identification in Programs for Broadcast
When using Skype software in any Program for Broadcast, You agree to comply with any applicable terms of the Skype Broadcast Guidelines (as may be updated from time to time) and the following additional requirements, except where prohibited by law:
2.1 Audio Programs. With respect to any Program where there is no visual image being Broadcast, the following requirements apply:
(a) For any Program where use of the Skype software will be fifteen (15) minutes or less in duration, You shall transmit an identification announcement at the beginning and end of such use, as described in the Skype Broadcast Guidelines;
(b) For any Program where the use of the Skype software will be fifteen (15) minutes or more in duration You shall transmit an identification announcement at the beginning and end of such use and over the course of the Program in no less than fifteen (15) minute intervals, as described in the Skype Broadcast Guidelines; and
(c) If You wish to include in any Program a sound to represent a particular Skype-calling feature or action (for example, but without limitation, a “call answer” sound for when a call is accepted or a “hang-up” sound for when a call is terminated), You shall use only the Skype specific sounds found in Skype and You shall further comply with the requirements relating to the use of Skype sounds set out in the Skype Broadcast Guidelines.
2.2 Audiovisual Programs. With respect to any audiovisual Program (i.e., where a visual image is Broadcast with an accompanying audio signal) in which You use Skype software or include a video depiction of the Skype software, the following requirements apply:
(a) Any Program that uses or includes a visual depiction of the Skype software requires Microsoft approval and license. Upon receiving a license, Your use of the Skype watermark icon must comply with all requirements set out in the Skype Broadcast Guidelines. To request a license, submit a request here.
(b) If You want to mimic a specific device in your Program, You shall only use the Skype user interface appropriate to the device as shown in the Skype Broadcast Guidelines.
(c) If You wish to include in any Program a sound to represent a particular Skype-calling feature or action (for example, but without limitation, a “call answer” sound for when a call is accepted or a “call hang-up” sound for when a call is terminated), You shall use only the Skype specific sounds found in Skype and You shall further comply with the requirements relating to the use of Skype sounds set it in the Skype Broadcast Guidelines.
3. General Provisions
3.1.1 “Broadcast” means to transmit simultaneously to the general public through any now known and unknown media and formats, including, without limitation, a data communications network, the Internet, electronic mail system, television, radio or satellite system, or point to multi-point transmission over a wired, wireless or fiber network; and for purposes of these Broadcast TOS shall also include narrowcasting and multicasting.
3.1.2 “Program” means a live or pre-recorded audio or visual performance.
3.2 You represent and warrant that You are authorized to agree to and comply with the terms and conditions of these Broadcast TOS. You are responsible for clearing all rights and paying all licensing fees and other costs and expenses arising from the Program and the Broadcast. In no event shall Skype be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred in connection with the Program or the Broadcast.
3.3 You shall be responsible, at Your expense, for compliance with all applicable laws pertaining to the Program and the Broadcast. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Skype, its Affiliates, and the Skype staff harmless from and against any and all losses, costs, liabilities, damages, and expenses (including reasonable legal fees and other expenses incidental thereto) of every kind, nature, and description, arising from: (i) the Broadcasts and the Programs; (ii) any misrepresentation or breach of any warranty of Yours contained in these Broadcast TOS; or (iii) any breach of any covenant, agreement, or obligation of Yours contained in these Broadcast TOS.
3.4 You will take care to observe and exercise reasonable diligence to ensure that the Programs, Broadcast, and/ or the Skype software will not: (i) be used as a medium for attack on any individual, organization, faith, denomination, or sect; (ii) contain any announcements or promotions prohibited by law; (iii) be used to make false or unwarranted claims for any product or service; (iv) contain any content or announcements that are slanderous, obscene, profane, indecent, vulgar, repulsive, or offensive, either in theme or in treatment; (v) contain any testimonials which cannot be authenticated; (vi) contain any descriptions or references to matters which are not considered acceptable topics of discussion in social groups (e.g., profanity, obscenity); or (vii) be used in connection with any advertising matter or announcement which may, in the opinion of Skype, be injurious or prejudicial to the interests of the public, Skype, or honest advertising and reputable business in general.
3.5 The rights granted to You hereunder are nonexclusive and revocable. You shall not acquire any right, title or interest in or to any Skype logos, trademarks, or other indicia of origin (collectively, the “Skype Brand”) and You hereby acknowledge that as between You and Skype, that Skype is the exclusive owner of all right, title, and interest in and to the Skype Brand. Your use of the Skype Brand hereunder shall inure to the benefit of Skype. Skype reserves the right to instruct You on the use of the Skype Brand and how the Skype Brand is presented during the course of the Programs. Skype may also instruct You to cease use of the Skype Brand in the event such usage is, in Skype’s sole and absolute discretion, unacceptable to Skype. In the event You are so instructed to cease use of the Skype Brand, You shall immediately do so (and if such instruction relates to a particular Program, You shall no longer be permitted to Broadcast or license the Broadcast of such Program with the Skype Brand).
3.6 Skype reserves the right to modify these Broadcast TOS at any time. Your continued usage of the Skype software as authorized herein shall constitute Your acceptance to be bound by the terms and conditions of the revised Broadcast TOS. Skype will not be liable in relation to any damage caused by the modification of these Broadcast TOS and/or the termination thereof.
3.7 YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE BROADCAST TOS AND UNDERSTAND THE RIGHTS, OBLIGATIONS, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH HEREIN. BY USING THE SKYPE SOFTWARE IN THE MANNER AUTHORIZED HEREIN, YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND GRANT TO SKYPE THE RIGHTS SET FORTH HEREIN.
© Skype – Last revised: 7 August 2018 Download Skype Broadcast Guidelines