Woman Crowdfunds To Prosecute Rapist

Private justice is permitted in the UK.

A woman is crowdfunding to prosecute a man who allegedly raped her after the government dropped the case due to “lack of evidence.”

Newsweek reports that “In the U.K., complainants can finance private prosecutions, which can lead to the same type of legal action against alleged criminals…” So, if convicted, the rapist can go to jail.

If this works, Ms. Hunt intends to set up a charity to fund other similar trials for women for whom justice was not served.

While the number of rapes have risen in Britain, the number of convictions has fallen recently.

http://www.newsweek.com/woman-uk-raising-money-online-prosecute-her-rapist-704454

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Comic Con Crowdfunds To Fight Other Comic Con

Superheroes and cosplayers unite! It’s come to this.

The Salt Lake City Comic Con is considering crowdfunding its over $1 million in legal fees in its fight with the San Diego Comic Con.

What’s the fight? The name “Comic Con.”

If you donate, not only will you be helping (I suppose) your favorite Comic Con but you’ll also get “tickets for Salt Lake Comic Con and other allied events and a copy of the documentary about the case.”

Apparently, the SDCC has a trade mark on the name and while a number of other events have used the CC name, the “Salt Lake Comic Con may have poked the bear by driving vans with ads for their show around San Diego during SDCC.”

Pow! Lawsuit!
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/11/01/salt-lake-comic-con-considering-crowdfunding-legal-fight-san-diego-comic-con/

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Crowdfunding Portal Entices Financial Advisors

The United Kingdom equity crowdfunding portal Seedrs is trying to get financial advisors of high net worth persons and institutions to invest in crowdfunded startups.

As a (very) alternative asset class that is not correlated to the market, the portal is making it cheap and easy for advisors to place client money into campaigns by handling all legal and tax administration online with no ongoing management fees.

According to Seedrs, it has seen “platform-wide annual rates of return increasing from 14.44 per cent to 49.1 per cent when impacts of SEIS and EIS tax reliefs was taken into account.”

So, it pays to diversify, especially in this investment class.

https://www.ftadviser.com/investments/2017/11/01/seedrs-launches-bid-to-push-crowdfunding-to-advisers/

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Crowdfunding Child Star Defends $10 Million Campaign

Child star Corey Feldman, who is crowdfunding for $10 million to produce his tell-all movie about a Hollywood mogul, possibly still in power, who allegedly raped him as a child, is getting some blowback.

On the Today show, plugging his campaign, Feldman was challenged by his friend’s wife to name names now, and by Matt Lauer, who asked why he needed so much money for a documentary.

Feldman insisted that he needed the funding for a team of lawyers to defend against the likely defamation lawsuits and for security to protect him against likely threats against his life.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/corey-feldman-hollywood-paedophile-ring-film-crowdfunding-nbc-today-interview-matt-lauer-megyn-kelly-a8028916.html

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Abuse Victim Actor Crowdfunding To Make Documentary

The firestorm of sexual abuse accusers coming forward has a new crowdfunding campaign by child star Corey Feldman who has claimed to have been abused on set by a Hollywood mogul.

He and his wife are raising money to fund his TRUTH Campaign that will out the abusers.

Trying to raise $10 million, they say that he has given names and details of his abuse to “a trusted person of power” while they fear for their lives..

The funds will cover the cost of making the documentary about his life as well as legal fees to defend against what will likely be the coming defamation lawsuits.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/corey-feldman-s-truth-campaign#/

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Crowdfunding Platform Finds A Niche

As a market gets crowded, players start looking for niches to fill.

That’s Honeycomb, an accelerator startup that is now an SEC registered web portal.

Honeycomb plans to have local customers fund small loans for community businesses that have actual revenue.

So, the bakery that wants to buy a new industrial mixer for gluten-free bread can ask its patrons to invest on Honeycomb. When the target amount is reached, Honeycomb lends the money to the bakery that then pays it back over time with interest.

Honeycomb then takes ”  a percentage of the funding” as its cut. Local lending to local businesses, that’s the niche.

http://www.post-gazette.com/business/tech-news/2017/10/25/honeycomb-credit-pittsburgh-alphalab-kickstarter-indiegogo-ken-martin-george-cook/stories/201710160023

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Portal Patreon Cuts Back On NSFW Content

A “patron” is a person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, cause, or activity.

Patreon is a crowdfunding portal that permits people to make subscription payments to artists that they want to support.

While  its terms of service has prohibited pornography, many artists skated close to the line with NSFW content.

The terms have now changed to state that artists cannot “produce pornographic material, such as maintaining a website, funding […] movies or providing a private webcam session.”

Endgadget concludes that ” it appears as if the site has joined the network of online businesses that specifically exclude sex workers from their payments platform.” Who knew?

https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/23/patreon-moves-to-restrict-adult-content-on-its-crowdfunding-site/

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