Learn the basics of public domain, permission, and fair use
Negotiation skills are useful in a personal and a business context. This guide provides helpful tips on what to think and prepare for before and during a negotiation.
An overview of things to do and think about if you end up in a dispute with a contractor.
An overview of the licenses and permits needed to start a business.
If you are starting a business, it’s important to understand your federal, state, and local tax requirements.
If you generate income as a result of streaming on Twitch, you are likely required to report these on your tax return.
A guide to when and why to form a corporate entity, selecting the right corporate form, and other things to think about when creating a legal entity.
Learn about the impact on ownership of the art and content you create together with other artists, the concept of "work for hire" and the difference between employees and independent contractors.
An overview of contracting basics
Read the following guide on protecting your online privacy.
Learn how to properly designate sponsored content on your Stream.
An overview of promotions
Learn more about how you can use trademarks to protect your brand.
In the US, music licensing is made possible by the protection that US copyright law provides for artists. Learn more about how to use licensed music, and how to protect your own work.
Tips for working effectively with a lawyer
Civil lawsuits arise out of disputes between people, businesses, or other entities, including government entities. This guide provides an overview of the pre-trial, trial, and post-trial process, and alternatives to litigation.
Learn how to properly use third party content in your Twitch Stream and protect your channel against muting, takedowns, and lawsuits.
Some guidelines for protecting your brand online.
An overview of how copyright works and how it applies to your Twitch stream.
There are many copyright-free sources for music
An overview of defamation
A guide to handling a copyright infringement notice.
A guide on how to respond to a trademark claim
Any background music you play while streaming will be subject to Twitch’s audio recognition system’s detection of copyright infringement. Learn how the Twitch Music Library can help.
An overview of the DMCA and what you need to know.