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What kind of content can I stream or post?
What kind of content can I stream or post?
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We love seeing content and streams from our community, and one of the most fun parts of playing chess is sharing your greatest victories and achievements with the world!

However, we ask that you keep within certain guidelines when streaming or making content using Chess.com's platform.

Free content only!

You are not allowed to charge a fee for your content. The only exceptions to this rule are monetization through ads, by donations, or if you are charging for coaching.

Respect the brand!

Do not create the impression that Chess.com is a sponsor or is endorsing your content. Do not create any materials that are similar to Chess.com logos or trademarks. Don't modify Chess.com assets and trademarks without our permission.

Online content only!

Don't manufacture or distribute (free or otherwise) physical items (such as t-shirts or hats or etc) that have the Chess.com logo or other assets, unless you have a separate written agreement with Chess.com allowing you to do so.

No rule-breaking content!

Do not use Chess.com assets in any content that:

  • promotes cheating or explains how to cheat

  • makes defamatory or dishonest statements about Chess.com

  • promotes account selling

  • contains information that is not yet public

  • contains sexually explicit materials, violence, discrimination or illegal activities

  • contains other objectionable content such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, gambling, weapons, or political ads

FAQS

How do I get started streaming?

Do I need permission to stream or post games that I play on Chess.com?

  • No, permission is not needed! You can stream or post any of your games on Chess.com, as long as you follow the above rules.

Can I stream or post premium content such as the lessons and videos on Chess.com?

  • No, you may not stream or post Chess.com's paid content. You may use this content as coaching material with students, but please do not post or stream our paid content to the public.

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