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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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Crowdfunding Factoid #6: Possible Number of Issuers

According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, to get a feel for the number of possible crowdfunding issuers, from 2009 to 2014, there were approximately 4,559 issuers per year in new Regulation D offerings with offer sizes of up to … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Factoid #5: Effective Date of Crowdfunding Rules

Crowdfunding Factoid #5: The Securities and Exchange Commission’s crowdfunding rules will become effective 180 days after their publication in the Federal Register, which is expected to be on or about May 16, 2016, except for Form: Funding Portal and the … Continue reading

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Increase In Private Placements, But Not Fraud

Over $1.3 TRILLION has been raised in private placements under Rule 506 in 2014, including those that used advertising. Chairman Mary Jo White says that the Securities and Exchange Commission has not perceived a rise in fraud although they are … Continue reading

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SEC to Vote on Crowdfunding Rules Today!

SEC to vote on real crowdfunding rules today. Under the Crowdfund Act of 2012, non-accredited investors will be able to roll the dice on startups. Watch this space for news of the SEC’s action. http://www.wsj.com/articles/sec-set-to-approve-final-rules-on-crowdfunding-1445987303

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“Bad Actor” Waivers Getting Harder to Get

After giving an investment adviser that failed to get clients’ consents for 21,000 trades a “bad boy” waiver, the Securities and Exchange Commission is now considering punishing JP Morgan. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Commission is thinking about … Continue reading

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Real Crowdfunding Rules May Come This Friday!

The SEC will hold an open meeting this coming Friday, Oct. 30, to consider whether to approve crowdfunding rules under Title III of the JOBS Act of 2012. Better late than never. http://www.sec.gov/news/openmeetings/2015/ssamtg103015.htm

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