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  • The Vimeo

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  • Uploading

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Uploading Guidelines

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  • You must have created the video or closely participated in its creation.

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    • Directors, DPs, editors, musicians, graphic effects artists, and actors may upload videos to which they have contributed significantly.
    • Users who upload professional-quality content should list their role and involvement in the video description to avoid accidental deletion.
    • EXCEPTION: Vimeo PRO users may upload videos that they did not create so long as they comply with the Vimeo Pro Guidelines.
  • Your video must not be intended for commercial use.

    • You may not upload commercials, infomercials, demos, walkthroughs, or any videos that sell or promote a product or service.
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    • Because Vimeo supports the creative arts, small scale production companies, non-profits, and artists may show or promote their works.
    • EXCEPTION: Vimeo PRO users may upload commercial videos and use the Vimeo Service for their business hosting needs as long as they comply with the Vimeo Pro Guidelines.
  • Your video must comply with all of our other content restrictions.

    You may NOT upload videos that:

    • You found on the Internet or elsewhere.
    • Are compilations of TV programs or movies.
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    • Promote fraudulent schemes, multi level marketing (MLM) schemes, get rich quick schemes, online gaming and gambling, cash gifting, work from home businesses, or any other dubious money-making ventures.
    • Violate any law.

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