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Who Owns Crowdfunded Donations?

Query: Who owns crowdfunding monies raised? Raymond had cancer and his family needed help with the bills from the removal of his tumor. So, a family member started a crowdfunding campaign for him on GoFundMe and raised $22,000 from caring … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Site Sued For Complicity In Harassment

Subscription crowdfunding portal Patreon is being sued for $20 million for failing to enforce its terms of service. George Ouzounian, whose internet name is “Maddox,” and Jane Doe, a woman thought to be his former girlfriend, claim that a former … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Women Crowdfunding To Defend Against Harasser

There is a certain danger in the #metoo campaign of women accusing men of sexual assault and/or harassment. Solidarity Not Silence is a group of women in the UK who have accused a famous musician of just that. They are … Continue reading

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Kids Crowdfund To Sue European Countries On Climate Change

Look out for the kids! This summer forest fires in the Leiria region of central Portugal killed more than 60 people and left hundreds injured. Now, some children there are crowdfunding £35,000 to pay British barristers to sue 47 European countries in … Continue reading

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Webhost Crowdfunding To Fight DOJ Warrant

The crowdfunding site on CrowdJustice for DreamHost is still up even though the Department of Justice dropped part of its overreaching warrant yesterday. DreamHost is still trying to raise $10,000 to pay legal fees to defend against the DOJ’s request … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Monkey Business

Another reason why middle America is sick of Eastern liberals. The photographer who created the so-called “monkey selfie” is crowdfunding. He’s broke from having to pay legal defense costs from the lawsuit filed by People For the Ethical Treatment of … Continue reading

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Gust Alleviates Patent Claim on Crowdfunding

Patent trolls have shaken down crowdfunding sites in the past, but David Rose, CEO of Gust, fought back and won. A patent troll is a company that buys patent rights, then threatens to sue a company that is using certain … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding For Justice

The Washington Post reports that a new website, CrowdJustice, is letting people crowdfund to pursue lawsuits. Started in the United Kingdom, the web portal is a politically neutral site where people can solicit the public’s help in fighting injustice in … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Fraud Accusations Result in Backlash

While some say that the “crowd” will be able to nose out crowdfunding fraud, there is a danger that publishing unconfirmed reports could be dangerous to the accuser. Canadian internet publisher Ezra Levant is suing freelance broadcaster Adam Stirling in … Continue reading

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