Monthly Archives: December 2015

Hollywood Studios Sue Crowdfunded Fan Film

Hollywood movie studios Paramount Pictures and CBS have filed suit against a crowdfunded fan film of Star Trek claiming copyright infringement. While the producers of the film claim that they have an exception under copyright law where they won’t make … Continue reading

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Some of the Year’s Strangest Crowdfundings

Year end lists have to include strangest crowdfunding campaigns. My list includes: Brony Fair 2016, potato salad, a new line of designer condoms that sport artistic designs, a guy who would, for $1.5M delete his (Sam Pepper’s) YouTube account (a … Continue reading

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UK Crowdfunding Year in Review

The 15 biggest crowdfunding projects in the UK for 2015 included: ToxiMet (food safety) raising £1,596,040; Pod Point (electric car charging) £1,677,620; Diabetic Boot Company: £1,764,493; Pavegen (floors that cycle kinetic energy) £1,903,400; Hochanda (hobbies, crafts) £1,962,744; Adzuna (job search … Continue reading

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Democrats Push SEC to Regulate Political Spending

The must-pass Omnibus Spending compromise includes a provision stuck in by Republicans that prohibits the Securities and Exchange Commission from using 2016 funds to regulate corporate political spending disclosures. However, a raft of Democrats have written to SEC Chair Mary … Continue reading

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When Does Crowdfunding Become Tacky?

At what point does crowdfunding become tacky? Is it OK to ask for money for your medical treatments? Pay for your lawyer? How about your wedding? What if you want a new car? Or will you pay for my Hawaiian … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Factoid #10:Max Investment

Under the Securities and Exchange Commission’s crowdfunding regulation, the maximum investment for any person in any year is : (i) the greater of $2,000 or 5% of the lesser of the investor’s annual income or net worth if either the investor’s … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Exit Quickly With Acquisition

CrowdCube, the United Kingdom’s leading equity crowdfunding platform, issued a press release: “Camden Town Brewery, which raised £2,750,000 in April this year thanks to 2,173 Crowdcube investors, has announced that it has been acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the … Continue reading

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