Anything involving sensitive events, current or historical
Extort or otherwise threaten action unless you get something you want
Content is anything you create, share, use, or promote that another person could see or hear or otherwise experience, like Gamertags, profile information, in-game content, and videos.
Encourage violence against people or animals
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Use anothers intellectual property without permission (e.g., copyrights, trade secrets)
Dont pirate or use anothers content without permission. For example, dont:
Dont engage in illegal activity. For example, dont:
Conduct is anything you do that impacts yourself, others, Microsoft or Xbox Live.
A violation of the Microsoft Code of Conduct may be cause for these or other actions:
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Underage drinking, illegal drug use, or socially irresponsible behavior connected with drug use (e.g., drinking and driving)
Content involving illegality. For example:
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Anything involving notorious people or organizations
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(Note: the examples below are just a few examples of Conduct prohibited by the Microsoft Code of Conduct. Just because something isnt on this list doesnt mean its OK.)
Dont harm Microsoft, Xbox Live, or another persons device. For example, dont:
Think about how your Conduct and Content impact yourself and others on Xbox Live. Promote positive impact, avoid negative impact.
Content showing or promoting animal abuse
Dont cheat or tamper. For example, dont:
Exploit game vulnerabilities or glitches
Negative speech (including hate speech or threats of harm) directed at people who belong to a group, including groups based on race, ethnicity, nationality, language, gender, age, disability, veteran status, religion, or sexual orientation/expression
If you encounter Conduct or Content that violates the Microsoft Code of Conduct, dont retaliate with prohibited Conduct or Content. Instead, you can:
Make unauthorized modifications to your account profile or its contents (e.g., tenure, Avatar, game saves, Gamerscore, achievements)
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Content deletion, if you create or use inappropriate Content.
Create an account for a business entity
Permanent suspension or device ban, if you try to avoid suspension with alternate accounts and/or devices.
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File a complaint forXbox One, or forXbox 360
Resell or redistribute any part of Xbox Live
Protect yourself from jerks bymuting or blocking other players
Information that could help identity thieves (e.g., government-issued identification number)
Images and other content you dont have permission to use
Play any illegitimately obtained software or pirated games
(Note: the examples below are just a few examples of the type of behavior prohibited by the Microsoft Code of Conduct. Just because something isnt on this list doesnt mean its OK.)
Gambling, piracy, child pornography, obscenity, or criminal activity
Use the Block Communications feature forXbox One, or forXbox 360
Automatic assignment of a new Gamertag, if you create an inappropriate Gamertag.
Use your account to trade services or in-game content for memberships, games, gift cards, account credit, or content
Dont create, share, use, or promote prohibited Content.
Sexual, provocative, pornographic, or adult content
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Access or attempt to access accounts that you do not own
Intentionally play with someone who is using unauthorized software or methods
Permanent suspension or device ban, if you repeatedly commit violations.
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Violate another persons privacy (e.g., share someones personal information like home address)
Purchase memberships, games, gift cards, account credit, or content from unauthorized parties
Report bad behavior byfiling a complaint
Permanent suspension or device ban, if you commit an egregious violation that includes, but is not limited to: hacking, modding, profile tampering, fraud, trading or stealing accounts or Gamertags, severe racial remarks, impersonating Xbox staff, displaying nudity, repeatedly creating inappropriate Gamertags or profile content, distributing URLs to phishing sites.
Content that is unauthorized. For example:
Dont use Xbox Live for commercial purposes. For example, dont:
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Noise, which is excessive speech intended to interfere with or disrupt another persons or groups ability to enjoy a game or app on Xbox Live
Use unauthorized hardware or software
(Note: the examples below are just a few examples of Content prohibited by the Microsoft Code of Conduct. Just because something isnt on this list doesnt mean its OK.)
Content that is controversial. For example:
Terrorism (e.g., bomb or other weapon making instructions)
Mute offending player(s) forXbox One, or forXbox 360
Fail to protect your account, devices, and personal information (e.g., lend your credentials, post your private information publicly, fail to supervise your devices)
Post a nude photo knowing the subject of the photo meant for it to be kept private
Content that could harm or harass a person, including yourself, or an animal. For example:
Spread lies about someone, a product, a business, or a group
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Lend, transfer, sell, or otherwise provide third parties access to your accounts or Gamertags
Content that promotes, or sounds or looks like words, phrases, puns, images or imagery that refer to any prohibited content
Dont engage in fraud or unauthorized transactions. For example, dont:
Play a game before it has been authorized for play on the service
Dont harm or harass. For example, dont:
Restrictions (e.g., communications, multiplayer, account access) on your use of Xbox Live services, if you abuse those services.
Interfere with anothers ability to access their network or device
Attempt to use or share fraudulent methods for getting memberships, games, gift cards, account credit, content, or hardware
Share content more broadly than youre allowed to share
UPON RECEIVING A PERMANENT SUSPENSION, YOU FORFEIT ALL CONTENT LICENSES, GOLD MEMBERSHIP TIME, AND MICROSOFT ACCOUNT BALANCES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUSPENDED ACCOUNT.
Negative impact can result in Consequences for you.
Impersonate another person (e.g., Microsoft staff, moderators, employees of game developers, publishers, or other Xbox partners)
Giveoffending player(s) negative feedback
Scream at, intimidate, or bully others
Advertise any product or service in Xbox Live