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Terms of Use

1. Hello

These are the BBC News Paper phrases of use. They let you know:

The regulations for the use of our offerings
What you could do with our content (share it, link to it, that form of element)
What we are able to do with the stuff you post or add.

Your rights and responsibilities are basically vital stuff.

We’ve stored them as brief as feasible, and we’ve made films for the complicated bits. So do read them and check in for updates, as today’s version constantly applies (we’ll commonly simplest make updates whilst we release a brand new carrier, change how we provide a provider, or should comply with a brand new prison requirement).


2. When are those terms observed?

Read these phrases before using our services. Whenever you operate our offerings, you agree to these terms.

If you don’t keep up with these kinds of terms, then we are able to suspend or terminate your use of services and your account.

But first…


three. What’s this approximately “offerings” and “content”?

That’s what media communicate for:

a. Services

Anything virtual is obtainable by way of the BBC. Such as:

Websites (like, BBC News Paper)
BBC News Paper iPlayer
Apps (like BBC Sport and BBC News)
Content is to be had through RSS feeds
Red Button

b. Content

Anything that’s available via those services. Including:

  • TV and radio indicate
  • Text
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Images
  • Games
  • Software
  • Technical stuff along with metadata and open-source code


Anything made by using humans the usage of our services. User-generated content, that’s known as.


4. When other terms apply

a. When you operate offerings provided by means of BBC Studios or someone else

When you operate someone else’s services or products, like a social media platform, they’ll have phrases for the usage of them.

Some services are furnished by BBC Studios. These could have their very own terms.

B. When you use services, we let you know they follow

Like when you enter a competition. If there are more phrases, we’ll continually permit you to realize them.


5. Child-friendly services and tools

If you’re searching for something toddler-friendly, here are some proper starting factors:

CBeebies Playtime Island
CBeebies iPlayer
CBBC iPlayer

Ultimately, it’s up to you to determine what’s appropriate. But right here are some pieces of equipment that could help:

To prevent kids from having access to steering-labelled content material, use the BBC Parental Guidance Lock.
To teach youngsters about staying secure online, strive for CBBC Stay Safe.
For advice on a way to keep your children secure online, go to Internet Matters. On that web page is a how-to recommendation to set off parental controls for your gadgets, gaming consoles, broadband access, and leisure structures around your home.


6. When you want a TV license

You want to be protected with the aid of a TV licence to look at or file stay TV programmes on any channel, or to look at or down load BBC News Paperprogrammes on iPlayer while you’re in the UK, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man.

This might be on any device, along with a TV, computer PC, mobile smartphone, pill, games console, virtual field, or DVD/VHS recorder.

If you’re in these areas, you want to check if the United States has its own TV licensing scheme.

Find out more about why you want a TV license.


7. Terms for the usage of our offerings and content

A few guidelines to prevent you (and us) from getting into problems.

These relate to our offerings and content material. One exception is content that’s made to be shared—”shareables,”  for brief—which has a few specific, extra relaxed rules. The rules about shareables are here.

A. Don’t mess with our offerings

What can we imply by that? This sort of thing:

Hacking them
Trying to get around our content material protection generation (software that forestalls human beings copying our content)
Accessing content material from outside the UK that you aren’t allowed to or assisting others does the same. For example: the use of a VPN carrier so you can watch BBC iPlayer while in the world.
Refusing to take content material, video games, or apps out of your device when we ask you to. This might occur while we take down offerings. Which we are able to do at any time, without observation.
B. Don’t harm or offend other humans.

While the usage of our offerings or content material. That method:

  • Don’t damage our popularity with the aid of associating us with sexism or racism, for instance
  • Don’t get us sued through defaming (unfavoring the popularity of) someone, saying, or commenting on an active lawsuit
  • Don’t harass or upset people
  • Don’t post or add something offensive or obscene
    If you disagree with someone, attack the argument, not the character.

C. Play it safe

Be aware of your surroundings, in particular whilst you’re using our offerings or content, and constantly use your tool accurately.

Don’t use our 360° and virtual reality apps in case you:

Are pregnant

  • Have you eaten up whatever could have an effect on your stability?
  • Have (or have had) a clinical situation, like binocular imaginative and prescient abnormalities, psychiatric problems, seizures, or heart trouble.

Make sure you’re in a safe place, preferably seated.

Stop immediately in case you feel:

  • Sick
  • Eye stress
  • Dizziness
  • Any pain.

Don’t take part in any activities where you need to recognition immediately after or if you sense barely dazed or stressed.

D. Don’t fake to be the BBC

Except at fancy get-dressed parties. That includes:

Recreating a carrier or copying the look of a provider
Using our manufacturers to exchange marks or trademarks without our permission
Using or citing our content in press releases and different marketing bumps
Making cash from our content or services. You can’t price humans to observe our shows, as an example
Sharing our content material. Apart from shareables,.


8. Using BBC News Paper content material
a. When you need permission

To use any of the subsequent things:

Whole suggests
Content from
Our emblem and different branding
Anything plucked from our services to broaden or educate synthetic intelligence or to do pc analysis
Anything else that’s protected by copyright.

You’ll want to get permission.

We don’t always personalize the copyright.

Our content regularly includes other humans’s content material, you notice. For instance, a TV show would possibly feature pictures, videos, and tunes that belong to artists, actors, and musicians.

Or we only have a licence to broadcast a display, and it’s the production organization that owns it.

So you’ll have to ask them if you could use it. Except in certain situations…

B. When you have already got permission
If you’re at a school, university, or college that’s been given an Educational Recording Agency license,.

  • Read about the Educational Recording Agency licence right here.
  • Read about other copyright exceptions right here.
  • For shareables. The regulations, which are approximately shareable, are here.
  • For open-supply code and open facts.
  • To download podcasts for non-public use, use our download button. You can download podcasts for personal use. You can also switch podcasts among your devices. But don’t add a
  • podcast again to the net out of your device. Use the sharing buttons as a substitute to inform your friends about it.
  • To download BBC News Paper iPlayer packages, use our download button.

C. How to get permission

For logos and branding, study this.

For metadata and RSS feeds, read this.

For commercial enterprise use, examine this. Bear in mind: you generally need to invite permission, and there can be a charge to pay.

For everything else, read this.


9. Shareables: what they’re

Content that’s shareable can have one or more of those buttons subsequent to it:

Social media buttons for posting to Facebook, Twitter, and so on.

We don’t constantly personalize the copyright for shareables. Sometimes we should get a licence or permission from the folks who made it.

So keep on with these rules. Otherwise, among other things, the individuals who made it won’t want to make content for us again.

You’ll need to get our permission first for any business use, and you may need to pay a charge. For business use, examine this.

When you post on a social media platform, their phrases will apply. Do read their phrases (which you can search for online).


10. Shareables: what you could do
a. Use sharing buttons

To proportion a hyperlink to our content in your internet site or social media.

B. Use our player

It’s first-class to apply our embed button to position our participant to your internet site or social media account.

But don’t exchange how the player works, and don’t take content material out of it. Don’t embed any content that doesn’t have an embed button.

Different regulations are observed for the use of iPlayer. Read about them here.

C. Post comments and perspectives…

About our shareables. That’s excellent. Encouraged, even. Just as long as they’re not evil.


eleven. Shareables: what you can’t do
a. Don’t use them to damage or offend. And do not fill shareables with dangerous or offensive stuff.

Here’s a list of factors that could harm or offend you:

Insulting, deceptive, discriminating against, or defaming (negative human beings’s reputations)
Promoting pornography, tobacco or weapons
Putting children at danger
Anything unlawful. Like the use of hate speech, inciting terrorism or breaking privacy regulation
Anything that might harm the BBC’s recognition.
B. Don’t make it seem like they value money

You can’t charge others for using our shareables. If you position them on a domain that charges for content material, you’ve got to mention they’re loose-to-view.

C. Don’t lead them to more prominent than non-BBC News Paper content material

Otherwise, it might look like we’re endorsing you. Which we’re now not allowed to do.

Also, use shareables along with other stuff. You can’t make a service of your own that incorporates the simplest of our shareables.

Speaking of which…

D. Don’t exaggerate your relationship with the BBC

You can’t say we recommend, sell, supply, or approve of you.

Don’t use shareables for political purposes.

And you can’t say you’ve got one-of-a-kind access to our content.

E. Don’t accomplice them with advertising or sponsorship

That way, you may’t:

  • Put any other content material between the hyperlink to the shareable and the shareable itself. So there are not any commercials or short movies that people need to sit down thru
  • Put advertisements subsequent to or over them
  • Put any ads in a web web page or app that are usually shareable.
  • Put advertisements associated with their subject along shareables. So no teacher ads with a shareable about footwear
  • Add extra content, which means you’d earn money from them.


F. Don’t be misleading about where they got here from

You can’t put off or modify the copyright note or suggest that someone else made it.


12. Shareables: what you need to do
Use the modern version, and, as we’ve got it, don’t get rid of any tagging or monitoring.
Make sure it’s displayed accurately.
Add a credit score (if it doesn’t already have one).

Most come with credits protected. If not, position this sort of in a outstanding region close by to show wherein you acquire the shareable from:

Source: BBC News Paper
BBC Sport
bbcnewspaper.Com © copyright [the year goes here] BBC News Paper

If viable, upload a hyperlink to the shareable’s unique area. Make positive it really works, and don’t put whatever between the credit score and the link.


13. Shareables: a element we’ve got to mention

Apart from what we’re responsible for when there’s a mishap, we’re not responsible for whatever takes place to you in case you use a shareable.


14. Open-supply software program

Some open-source software programs is available as downloads.

Find out more about our open source here.

When you access it, we’ll always let you know what phrases practice.


15. Metadata and RSS feeds
a. For human beings

You’re no longer allowed to pluck metadata from our content material or RSS feeds.

You can upload the BBC News RSS feed for your website or social media account. Provided:

You do not exchange the RSS feed or put off any of our branding or trademarks
You credit us by saying it’s from BBC News Paper, information or, setting the textual content and hyperlink in an outstanding area close by
You do not upload our branding, emblems, and so forth; besides, for any branding, it really is already embedded within the RSS feed.

Read about a way to set up a BBC News RSS feed here.

B. For business

You’ll need a licence to apply our metadata (along with images, textual content, media, and the hyperlinks to them). Apply for a metadata licence.

For business use of our RSS feeds, you will want to get our permission, and there can be a fee to pay.


16. Creations: what they are

This element is set when you create your own content material via:

Uploading some thing of yours to one of our offerings, like uploading to comment boards and boards
Uploading your clip or picture of a breaking story to BBC News
Using a provider to make something, and then uploading it to the BBC.

We call these things “creations.”.

Things you enter into competitions (like drawings) don’t count as creations beneath those phrases. Competitions have their very own terms.


17. Creations: the phrases

a. There is probably tinkering

Some services have gear that allows different people to use, reproduce, modify, or edit your introduction, or make matters stimulated with the aid of it.

B. We may not pay you for it

We appreciate you sharing your creation with us, however, lamentably, we won’t pay you.

C. There might be different phrases

Sometimes uploading an advent to our offerings means the use of a device furnished with the aid of someone other than the BBC News Paper. For instance, you can use WhatsApp to proportion your memories and eyewitness money owed with the BBC News Paper.

Sometimes the company’s phrases and situations practice using their device. Do study their phrases (which you could search for online) as they tell you what the company can do along with your creation while you use their device.

D. Personal Information

We (or the provider we use so you can upload your introduction) will now not share the non-public facts you provide with us without first letting you know. Read more on how we use your private records in our privacy coverage.

E. We desire to apply your creation

But we can’t guarantee it.

F. Your name

We typically display your call alongside your creation. We’ll try and get rid of it if you ask us to, however, this isn’t always possible.

G. Moral rights

When you upload an introduction, you surrender your ethical rights to it. That means we can:

Use your creation with out identifying you because the creator
Edit or exchange your introduction, and you won’t have the ability to say we’ve handled it in a “derogatory” manner.

Read more about ethical rights right here.

H. We might contact you

Take a look at it in case you’ve got permission to use any track, photos, clips, or text for your introduction. Or only for administrative purposes.

Read more about how and while we would touch you in our privacy and cookies policy.


18. Creations: what you can do with them

a. When you own the copyright

You very own the copyright in case your introduction is completely new and authentic. Which commonly method it doesn’t feature all people else’s content, such as motion pictures and track.

If so, you may do something you want with it.

  • Read more about your copyright right here.
  • Read more about copyright in preferred right here.

You can share your creations with some of our offerings, like message boards, boards, pin boards, and inside the feedback at the bottom of a few information stories.

B. When you don’t own the copyright

If your creation carries content material—like snap shots, sounds, tracks, or videos—made by someone else, the copyright for that content might also belong to them.

Whichever approach you’ll take, you’ll need their permission to do something with your creation. That consists of posting, filing, or uploading it to the BBC News Paper.

Read more approximately about your copyright right here.

Read more about copyright in trendy here.

Once you’ve been given permission, you can share your adventures with the public. On your internet site, for instance, or on social media.


19. Creations: what the BBC News Paper can do with them

When you share your creation with us, we try to tell you precisely what we’re going to do with it. But that’s not constantly feasible, so right here’s what might show up:

When you publish, add, or contribute a creation, we will:

a. Use, host or store it in BBC News Paper offerings and content

So you might see your creation on TV, on BBC News Paper Online, on social media, or on other sites which have our permission to use some of our content.

B. Copy, trade or translate it, or make things inspired through it

We will only edit your information-related content where it is essential. Read about how we use your information-associated feedback and creations right here.

C. Use it with our equipment for making creations or remixing content

Some of our offerings function as equipment for playing around with our content material, writing your own code, and making such things as games and visualisations.

These would possibly:

Put your creations on display to inspire different people.
Invite others to use your introduction to make their very own creation.

D. Share it to do studies

We do study activities and occasionally collaborate with research partners. Every now and then, we proportion our content and statistics with them. But we are cautious about what we proportion and what our research companions can do with it.

E. Moderate it

Which method are we able to assess, edit, cast off, or determine not to show it. And, if it breaks any laws, we will refer it to the police and other authorities.

F. And we will use it
Anywhere inside the international
In any medium (for instance TV, the net, radio, social media and apps),
For as long as we want, even in case you stop using our offerings.

And all of us we paint with can do the ones that matter too.

For example, if you ship a photograph to BBC News, we may want to proportion an information object offering that image with a foreign broadcaster, who’d then be capable of doing all of the things above.

They may also rate their users to peer it.


20. Creations—what you can’t send us

Don’t ship us whatever like:

a. Was made through someone else, or that copies someone else’s introduction

b. Isn’t in English (unless we have requested you to remark in some other language)

c. Is unlawful or defamatory (destructive to someone else’s popularity)

d. Is beside the point (offensive, off-topic, disruptive or spreads fake information)

e. Contains personal information

f. Contains spam (except you are commenting on a tale approximately reconstituted meat)

g. breaks our election or referendum regulations.

H. Puts youngsters or others at risk

i. Infringes anyone’s rights (that consist of privateness rights)

j. You’ve made as part of your activity or to your business

ok. Promotes a commercial enterprise

l. Identifies a person (unless you’ve got their consent or, if they’re underneath sixteen, the consent in their parent or parent)

m. Disrespects the regulations or orders of a court docket (in contempt of court)

n. Contains links to content that can’t be visible without problems, can be unsafe (viruses, worms, spyware, and Trojans), or robotically launches masses of windows

o. doesn’t observe those phrases.


21. Your BBC News Paper Account
a. Registering for an account

You want an account to apply a number of our offerings, like BBC iPlayer, private hints,,, and notifications.

B. Get your BBC News Paper account

To keep your account secure, don’t:

  • Tell all and sundry your username or password
  • Give us false statistics
  • Try to log in as someone else
  • Try to pass our safety features
  • Create multiple account
  • Create an account for someone else, except on your infant.

And make sure to keep your details up-to-date.

C. What we do together with your statistics

The records you ship us when you sign in, fill out net paperwork,,, or use our offerings allow us to:

Provide you with services, guidelines, notifications and other capabilities
Improve our current services and give you new ones.

Read more about how we use your non-public records in our privacy and cookie coverage.

D. Changing settings and deleting your account

Find out how to tinker with or delete your account here.

E. Changing settings on your device

This can prevent some of our offerings from operating nicely.

Find out more about changing your settings right here.


22. Mishaps

We take wonderful care to make our content material and offerings the best they can be. So if something does go incorrect, we are accountable most effectively:

a. If our offerings or content damage your tool or something on it. Should this show up, you might be able to ask for reimbursement under the patron safety law.

Compensation isn’t guaranteed, even though. Be sure to get felony advice.

B. for positive, not likely activities. If our negligence causes demise or harm, as an instance,.

C. If you’re a man or woman “purchaser,” it might be unfair for us to now not be held responsible.

Otherwise, we’re now not responsible for anything that happens if:

  • You depend upon recommendation, information, commentary, critiques or another content
    There are mistakes, omissions, interruptions, delays, insects or viruses
  • We turn off or remove content, services, outside links or creations (we’d commonly most effective do that when we slight, for legal reasons, or if we’re enhancing a provider)
  • The thing that happen couldn’t fairly were foreseen
  • The aspect that occurs wouldn’t commonly result from the mishap
  • You and I hadn’t agreed that this factor might probably take place on the occasion of a mishap.

This applies to web sites we hyperlink to as well as our content material and offerings.

Speaking of which…


23. External links

We once in a while hyperlink to non-BBC News Paper web sites. And we, from time to time placed our offerings on them—while you hooked up with us on social media, for example.

A few things to keep in mind:

a. We don’t endorse the web sites we hyperlink to.

B. We’re now not accountable for their content material or answerable for something that occurs to you in case you use them.

C. If you or all of us else stock something containing a link, we’re now not liable for something on the website it hyperlinks to.

D. External websites commonly have their own personal phrases of use.


24. BBC News Paper iPlayer

  • a. The policies for non-public use
    iPlayer programmes are the simplest to have for a certain time frame, after which they’re automatically deleted. Don’t attempt to use technical trickery to get around this. Read more about iPlayer’s use-by dates here.
  • Don’t circulate or download iPlayer TV indicates while you’re out of the world. Radio indicates are commonly best, even though. Read more about the usage of iPlayer outdoors in the world right here.
  • Don’t use iPlayer to make cash. That means no commercials or sponsorship, and no charging humans to watch it.
    You need a TV license to download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer. Find out more at

b. The rules for business

You can offer the right of entry to iPlayer to your premises for looking at or downloading BBC News Paper programmes. But:

You’ll need a TV license. For more on that, visit
Using iPlayer to play an entire show or a clip to an audience is a one-of-a kind story. Find out more about playing iPlayer with an audience here.
You’re no longer allowed to rate humans to using iPlayer.


25. Final stuff

A quick recap, some greater legal bits, and we’re finished:

a. If you operate a carrier on behalf of a business, that commercial enterprise consents to those terms. So your enterprise has to stick to these phrases if you use a service…

Extensively to do your task—as an employee, contractor or representative
for business purposes—to make an income or
for instructional, non-earnings, charitable, or authorities makes use of.

B. As we said earlier, examine those phrases before using our offerings. When you operate our services and content, you’re agreeing to:

These phrases of use
Any other phrases we’ve got will let you know approximately.

And the ones that matter update all previous agreements between you and us regarding the usage of our offerings or content material.

C. This is a agreement between you and us. No one else has any rights to enforce its terms.

D. English law governs these phrases, and the simplest English courts can make judgments about them.


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