Monthly Archives: February 2019

Crowdfunding Defense Costs: What’s OK?

Should crowdfunding be allowed for someone’s legal defense? And if, so are some crimes worse than others?  Some platforms are drawing the line, and making fine distinctions. For example, GoFundMe just terminated R Kelly’s legal defense crowdfunding campaign as a … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Musician Platform In Triage Mode

Crowdfunding is a way to connect artists directly to their fans. That’s what PledgeMusic has been doing for musicians for the past 8 years. Until now. Variety reports that PledgeMusic is still taking fan money, but is in “triage mode” … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Not Ethical Per US Gov

Although it doesn’t look like any furloughed Federal worker will be prosecuted, the Office of Government Ethics has published a “reminder” in the case of further shutdowns aimed particularly at those who crowdfunded some of their missing salaries. In fact, … Continue reading

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Startup Mixes Crowdfunding & Lobbying

EchoRidge, a New Hampshire startup, has combined crowdfunding with politics. The idea is 3 pronged: find a group of like-minded citizens who have a cause; crowdfund to raise money to hire a lobbyist to help the group; and connect the … Continue reading

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Crypto ICO Confesses To SEC

A D.C. cryptocurrency cybersecurity company that raised almost $13 million went to the Securities and Exchange Commission and confessed that the initial coin offering was an unregistered securities offering. Gladius Network, LLC conducted the ICO after the SEC issued its … Continue reading

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Wise Guy Crowdfunding Change To Marty’s Movie

Here’s a wise guy who is crowdfunding to mess with an Oscar winning picture. Director Martin Scorsese won the Academy Award for best director for his movie “The Departed.” As the article notes, it was so good that even Mark … Continue reading

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MJ’s Nephew Crowdfunds To Counter Doc

How does one stand up to slander? Taj Jackson, the oldest nephew of the late pop sensation Michael Jackson, wants to create a documentary to counter-program against the film “Finding Neverland.” So, he’s set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise … Continue reading

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