Tag Archives: copyright

Get IP Checkup Before Crowdfunding

Some unappreciated crowdfunding risks to issuers come in the form of intellectual property protection. This article notes that there are: patent risks of pre-mature disclosure of technical information and of infringement if the patent research is not conducted prior to … Continue reading

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Old Kodak Becomes Cryto-Star

Kodak shares screamed up 119% yesterday after announcing at the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas that it intends to do an Initial Coin Offering to raise up to $20 million create Kodak Coins on the Ethereum blockchain that will … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Site for Writers

A new crowdfunding site helps authors do two things at once: pre-sell their novel and get noticed by publishers. Although some writers have made a lot of dough (Fifty Shades of Grey has earned over $500M in all of its … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial Risk Of Crowdfunding

One of the dangers of crowdfunding is the public release of your idea before you go to market. Since most crowdfunders are in the startup mode and likely have not patented their product (although a patent may not help in … Continue reading

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Studio Backs Away From Suing Crowdfunder

Star Trek director J.J. Abrams disclosed that Paramount Pictures will soon be dropping its lawsuit against a crowdfunded fan film. The Kickstarter funded ($600,000) to-be-produced movie was being sued for copyright infringement, which got Paramount a lot of bad publicity … Continue reading

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Hollywood Sues Crowdfunding Fan Film

Hollywood studios have, in the past tolerated and even encouraged fan fiction and films, but are now suing a crowdfunded Star Trek fan filmmaker claiming that the use of the Klingon language and the Enterprise uniforms are a copyright violation. … Continue reading

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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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