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This is the end... for now - Bite-Sized Legal #13

Hello,I have decided to drop this newsletter.After 12 issues, I think that this content is better fit for a knowledge base instead of a newsletter.I'm gonna create a website that would answer the legal questions an indie maker or a freelancer may have. I plan…


Does the CCPA Apply to Your Business - Bite-Sized Legal #12

Hello,Before diving into the California data protection laws, please fill this form.I would like to know your opinion about this newsletter.Thanks a lot!Now onto this week's issue...


Does Your Employer Owns Your Side Projects - Bite-Sized Legal #11

So, your employer thinks that they own your side projects, although you work on that in your free time only.But, is the employer right or not?It depends on your contract with them. In most cases, if you have an issue with this it is best to seek advice from a…


How to Obtain Valid Consent to Use Cookies - Bite-Sized Legal #10

Hello,If you need to comply with the GDPR, having a privacy policy is not enough for compliance.If you use any cookies or tracking tools, such as Facebook Pixel, Google Analytics, Quora Pixel, or the likes, you need to obtain explicit consent by your users be…


What Happens After Incorporating in the US from Abroad - Bite-Sized Legal #9

In the last issue of the newsletter, you learned what it means to incorporate in the United States and what are the steps to do so.Now you may be wondering what happens after the incorporation. Here we will cover the two most likely scenarios:a single-member …


How to Incorporate in the US from Abroad - Bite-Sized Legal #8

Hello,In the last issue of the newsletter, I explained the basics of incorporating in the US as a non-US citizen or resident. I have done it myself and I can confirm that founding a US company brings benefits for entrepreneurs or freelancers who are not comin…


Incorporation in the US for non-US Entrepreneurs - Bite-Sized Legal #7

Incorporation in the United States could be the best possible option for many non-US online entrepreneurs.Although incorporating in your own country would be ideal because you know the local legal system best, if you live in a country that is not so business-…


Does the GDPR Apply to You and How to Comply - Bite-Sized Legal #6

Hello,GDPR, the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the world's most comprehensive data privacy law, is the law that worries indie hackers a lot.It has been made to tackle the Googles and the Facebooks of the world, but it worries independent creators a…


Non-Disclosure Agreements Essentials - Bite-Sized Legal #5

Hello,Sooner or later, either you'll be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) or you'll ask someone else to sign one.That's why you should learn more about NDAs.


Terms of Service Basics - Bite-Sized Legal #4

Hello,This issue was originally posted on the Indie Hackers forum back in 2020. Chances are that you haven't seen it, so I post it again here.


Corporate taxation vs. personal taxation - Bite-Sized Legal #3

Hello,As an entrepreneur or freelancer, it is important to be able to know the differences between corporate and personal taxation.Corporate taxes are the taxes your company pays (if you have one). When the rest of the money reaches your personal bank account…


Do you need a privacy policy - Bite-Sized Legal #2

Hello,You have started a project and built a website. Now you wonder if you need a privacy policy for the website.Yes, you do need a privacy policy. The days when some websites or apps could get by without one are long gone. No website or app should appear on…


When to Incorporate - Bite-Sized Legal #1

Hello,Welcome to the first issue of the Bite-Sized Legal Newsletter.In the very first issue, you'll learn when does it make sense to incorporate.This is one of the most common questions I get from indie hackers and freelancers. And the short and simple answer…