What are Skillshare’s Community Guidelines?

Our teachers and students – the community – are the pulse of Skillshare. The following guidelines are here to help you understand what it means to be a member of Skillshare, whether you're interacting with each other or members of our team. Failure to abide by these guidelines may result in warnings, content deletion and eventual account deletion. 

 

Be Kind

There's a real person behind each Skillshare profile and support email. Treat others with generosity of spirit. Skillshare is not a venue for you to harass, abuse, bully, or intimidate others. Class reviews are meant to help members of the community improve; they are not a place for rants or spam. Do not use public community spaces to dispute transactions, provide site-related feedback, or report technical issues. Instead, contact our Support team at help@skillshare.com, and we’ll help you out right away.

 

Share Respectfully

You may not upload illegal, hateful, or explicit content, or content that promotes fraudulent or dubious business schemes or the use of weapons or violence. You may not use community spaces, such as class "Community" boards or project comments to promote yourself or your own Skillshare classes. Using Skillshare as a proxy to other websites, services, or competitors is also not tolerated. Users are prohibited from downloading class videos or posting them on third party sites or services. We reserve the right to remove any deceptive, unwelcome or repetitive content that does not positively contribute to our creative community, including classes from the same teacher that include repetitive or duplicate content. Skillshare prohibits any fraudulent or misleading referral or class review activity (including but not limited to: using multiple identities, email addresses or Skillshare accounts, providing false or misleading information, or attempting to "game" the trending algorithm) and reserves the right to take action against any accounts in violation of this policy. Additionally, teachers may not publish classes into our Premium catalog that are available for free off of Skillshare (in full). 

 

Share What You Make

You are fully responsible for the ownership of the content you share on Skillshare, and we have a zero-tolerance policy for violations of intellectual property rights. Whether you are posting a project or publishing your own Skillshare class, all of the following must apply:

  • You must be the primary content producer behind your work. Even if you own the content, you may not publish classes that you are not directly teaching yourself. This includes, but is not limited to, content that is copyrighted or trademarked by another party and PLR (Private Label Rights) content. 
  • If you are publishing a class on Skillshare, your teacher name must match the person narrating the class.
  • Profiles or classes cannot be owned by groups of individuals or collectives. If you are part of a collective that would like to post content on Skillshare, each individual must post the content under their own name.
  • You must have the proper authorization for any supplemental material that you’ve included (such as images or music tracks).

 

Skillshare classes are intended for personal use and are not to be re-distributed. Do not download material unless there is a specific “download” option provided by Skillshare.

 

Learn more about how we handle violations of our Community Guidelines here, and learn how to report a violation here. For more information on why a Skillshare class or teacher might be suspended, click here.

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