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Copyright School: What do I need to know about copyright law?
We know copyright law and the DMCA can be confusing, and that the vast majority of creators aren’t streaming intending to infringe others’ copyrights. We're here to help you understand the basics of copyright law and the tools available to you so that you can make informed decisions about using copyrighted material–including music, art, videos, etc.–in your stream to avoid potentially infringing others’ copyrights in the future.
Copyright School: What happens if you violate copyright law?
If you’re infringing someone’s copyright by streaming or uploading content on Twitch, not only is that against Twitch’s Terms of Service, but the copyright owner or an agent they’ve designated can also send Twitch a DMCA notification.
Understanding Copyright Law and the DMCA as a Twitch Streamer
This article is a glossary of important terms in copyright and DMCA that you might want to look back on from time to time. For more examples of how these concepts apply to streaming on Twitch, make sure to check out Copyright School.
Introduction to Streaming Set Ups
There’s so much to consider when starting your first stream, and the technical aspect alone can seem overwhelming. It’s not just the hardware you need to game, but all of the other necessary components and peripherals to get your stream live on Twitch.
Stream Using Your Xbox or Playstation
While many streamers choose to start streaming with a laptop or computer, the good news is that for most gamers, you have everything you need to start streaming already in your living room. If you’ve got a current-gen PlayStation or Xbox, you can be live on Twitch in just a few simple steps.
Charity Fundraising on Twitch
At Twitch, the community is at the center of everything we do. Whether in support of current cultural events, in relief for national emergencies, or to provide funds to ongoing community needs, the Twitch community has shown to be a powerful force for good to provide financial support to non-profit organizations
Making your Twitch Channel More Accessible
On Twitch, your content should be accessible to all the members of your community - including those who may have a disability. This includes updating your channel’s “About” section and utilizing closed captions, in addition to making considerations within the content you produce, like turning on subtitles in gameplay.
After building up a community of regular viewers, many streamers want to incorporate regular elements into their stream that serve as a “thank you” to their community in addition to Alerts. From integrated Twitch products to creative online and in-person special events there are a number of ways you can give back to ensure your viewers and subscribers feel appreciated and keep coming back.