LiveTube Rules – Introduction

(Last Update: Jan 12, 2024)

LiveTube is more than a news broadcaster—we’re a beacon of reliable and factual information amid a sea of misinformation. Each day, we diligently uphold our commitment to integrity, working to provide a space of trust for our diverse community, which includes producers, reporters, users, viewers, and partners. We also make sure to extend this protection to the individuals appearing in our broadcasts—be they emergency service personnel, public officials, artists, and others.

Our stand against fake news has fortified LiveTube’s reputation as a reliable source for real-time reporting. But we aim to do more than broadcast—we aspire to lead the way in responsible live news reporting. To support this goal, we’ve put in place stringent guidelines for content shared on our platform and the conduct expected from our users. Failing to comply with these guidelines can result in penalties, which can range from temporary account suspensions to permanent terminations.

By using the LiveTube App, all users agree to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, along with the LiveTube Rules we’re discussing here.

As part of our responsibility, we maintain close cooperation with official authorities. We promptly report any activity or content that requires their attention, reflecting our commitment to public safety and legal compliance.

We also understand that being adaptable is key to growth. For this reason, we reserve the right to revise these rules as necessary. You can always find the most up-to-date version at

By adhering to these guidelines and principles, we can build a mutually respectful and authentic environment on LiveTube. Let’s collaborate to preserve LiveTube’s role as a trusted source for the public’s need for timely and accurate information.

Content Restrictions

We maintain strict boundaries for content shared on user profiles, promotional materials, or live broadcasts. Advertising is not allowed unless explicitly authorized by LiveTube. The following types of content are strictly prohibited:

  • Adult or pornographic content: No explicit sexual content or nudity intended to sexually arouse.
  • Violent or harmful content: Graphic violence or content intended to incite violence is not allowed. For instance, videos depicting physical fights, extreme gore, or violent abuse.
  • Content promoting harassment, bullying, or intimidation: We do not tolerate any form of content that promotes harm to others, e.g., threats, stalking, or sharing of non-consensual explicit images.
  • Hate speech or discriminatory content: Derogatory content about race, religion, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity is unacceptable. For example, racial slurs, sexist comments, or posts promoting hate groups.
  • Promotion of illegal activities: Content involving hacking, illicit drug use, or the sale of weapons/ammo is not allowed.
  • Sales or promotions of products derived from endangered or threatened species: For example, items made from ivory or shark fin products.
  • False advertising or deceptive practices: For instance, misleading promotional tactics, scams, or get-rich-quick schemes.

If you need further clarity on what makes a great LiveTube, please refer to our guide on What Makes a Great LiveTube.


Intellectual Property and Copyright

Respecting intellectual property and the regulations of the venue or location where you intend to broadcast is non-negotiable. Any broadcast on LiveTube must be in compliance with relevant copyright laws and permissions, and all local rules and regulations pertaining to the filming location.

When you plan to broadcast from private venues, public performances, concerts, theater shows, or any similar event, it is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary rights to film and broadcast. For more detailed information about these considerations, please refer to our Copyright Information and our Tips for LiveTubers sections.


Trademarks and Copyright

: We reserve the right to reclaim usernames on behalf of businesses or individuals that have legal claims or trademarks on those usernames. Accounts using company names and/or logos to mislead others may be permanently suspended.

Copyright: We will respond to clear and complete notifications regarding alleged copyright infringements. Our copyright procedures are set out in the Terms and Conditions.


Respectful User Behavior and Account Use

We foster a respectful community where everyone’s rights and safety are paramount. Any actions violating this ethos may result in account suspension or termination.

  • Abusive Behavior: We respect freedom of speech but will not tolerate any form of abuse or harassment towards others.
  • Violent Threats: Any promotion of violence, including threats or support of terrorism, is strictly prohibited.
  • Harassment: Targeted abuse or harassment of others, including our producers, all registered LiveTube users, and our team members, is not tolerated.
  • Hateful Conduct: Any form of hate speech or attacks based on race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease is strictly prohibited.
  • Multiple Account Abuse: Creating multiple accounts with overlapping uses to evade suspension of a separate account is not allowed.
  • Private Information: Sharing private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street addresses, or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without explicit authorization and permission is prohibited.


Responsible Username Choice and Prohibited Advertising Policy

At LiveTube, we value a respectful and safe community environment. All LiveTube participants must adhere to the restrictions displayed when choosing a username. Furthermore, the use of inappropriate, sexist, offensive, or otherwise objectionable or explicitly commercial usernames is strictly prohibited.

In general, all forms of advertising or promotional activities on LiveTube platforms are not permitted unless explicitly authorized by LiveTube. We reserve the right to remove or change usernames that violate these guidelines, and to take action against accounts engaging in unauthorized advertising. Our commitment to the standards set in the LiveTube rules ensures a safe, positive, and trustworthy experience for all users. Since usernames are also displayed in the broadcasted LiveTubes, which we share with external partners like news providers and broadcasting stations, particularly high security requirements apply to these publicly disseminated names. In particularly drastic cases, we reserve the right to report name abuse to authorities, especially if it could constitute criminal offenses.


Exceptions in Situations of Great Public Interest

We are aware of the role LiveTube plays in disseminating timely and accurate information of substantial public interest. Sometimes, this may mean featuring content that would normally be considered a violation of our guidelines. Such instances could include broadcasts involving significant events like large-scale protests or emergency situations that may involve confrontational or threatening elements.

We wish to emphasize that the decision to broadcast such content will only be made in exceptional cases where there is a broader public interest at stake, such as major incidents affecting many people or having significant societal implications. In such cases, we may choose at LiveTube’s discretion to broadcast such content. We believe this serves the greater good of informing and educating our audience. However, these cases will be carefully reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and the decision to allow or disallow will remain entirely at our discretion.


User Exemptions in Public Interest Situations

We acknowledge that our users are not professional journalists and can find themselves in situations where they capture content of great newsworthiness or public interest, but which may borderline our content rules. In such situations, if we choose not to broadcast the livestream due to the nature of the content but acknowledge its potential significance in areas such as public awareness or democratic processes, we will not impose the usual sanctions on the user. This is contingent on the user acting in good faith and the understanding that they may lack professional judgment in these matters.

We appreciate our users’ initiative to share important stories and we encourage open communication with our producers in real-time. Please remember, we operate a real-time newsroom where our team of professional producers will guide you through the process.

We must emphasize that this exemption does not cover content that explicitly violates our rules, such as private violence, pornography, and others. We retain the absolute discretion as a news broadcaster to decide what content is published on our platform, and users do not have an inherent right to demand their stories be published.

Remember, LiveTube is your platform for sharing important stories and we encourage open communication with our producers in real-time. Every decision is guided by our commitment to public interest, safety, and maintaining the highest standards of broadcasting and journalistic ethics. Any exceptions to the LiveTube Rules do not indicate endorsement of the behavior involved, and should not be perceived as a relaxation of our overall commitment to promoting safety, respect, and legality across our platforms.


Questions or Suggestions?

For any questions or concerns, you can always reach out to us via our Support Ticket system or check out our FAQs.

For a comprehensive understanding of our operations and offerings, feel free to explore About LiveTube or join our LiveTube Forum to engage in discussions with other users.

For aspiring broadcasters and enthusiasts, we have established the LiveTube Academy where you can learn more about creating high-quality live content.

If you represent a media outlet and would like to use LiveTube content, kindly register at our Media Registration page to gain access to the LiveTube MediaHub.

We appreciate your cooperation and adherence to our rules and guidelines. Together, we can ensure LiveTube remains a reliable, respectful, and engaging platform for everyone.

Non-compliance with these rules may lead to immediate account termination without further notice. For further details about how we handle user information, refer to our Privacy Policy.