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Sudanese Journalist Released From Jail By Crowdfunding

What’s really cool about crowdfunding is how it’s taken off in all directions – not only all over the world but for all sorts of things. Further that, a Sudanese journalist who was jailed because she refused to cooperate with … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Prevent “Lunch Shaming”

I guess we’ll be seeing more of this in the next four years: a teacher in Texas is crowdfunding to pay off school lunch debt to prevent kids from being “lunch shamed.” KXAN reports that “At some Texas schools, students … Continue reading

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Crowdfunded Criminal Case Results In Acquittal

In what appears to be a first of its kind, the family of a bicyclist who was killed in a traffic accident crowdfunded his prosecution. The driver was acquitted. In the United Kingdom, Gail Purcell struck Michael Mason, 70, as … Continue reading

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Political Crowdfunding Entices Contract Breach

Is it right to ask someone to breach his/her contract? Can it please be over? Aside from getting hit up every day (sometimes numerous times/day) for political donations, there is now a GoFundMe campaign to pay the legal expenses and/or … Continue reading

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Pirates’ Crowdfunding Shot Down

A bizarre crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe was apparently taken down for alleged fraud. Administrators of KickAss Torrents, a website devoted to permitting fans to illegally copy and download music and movies that was shut down by Homeland Security in July … Continue reading

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Funding Portal’s Diligence Questioned

Under new Regulation Crowdfunding, a funding portal is required to deny access to its website if it has a “reasonable basis for believing that the issuer or the offering present the potential for fraud.” (A fairly subjective standard that will, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Free “Wall Street” Convict

If you’re a Bernie Sanders supporter, then you probably won’t be contributing to the crowdfunding campaign to raise legal fees for the appeal of Tom Hayes. Hayes was the London trader who is currently serving an 11-year sentence for conspiring … Continue reading

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