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Crowdfunded Abortion Film Claims Theaters Turning Away Crowds

The makers of the crowdfunded film “Gosnell: America’s Biggest Serial Killer” (a movie about the notorious convicted abortion doctor) are claiming that theaters are turning away its audience. Not because it’s a sellout (although the filmmakers claim that’s one of … Continue reading

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Charitable Crowdfunding: Trust But Verify. But How?

Americans are an empathetic bunch as the recent GoFundMe campaign shows. But should they be more cautious? A person posting as “R.b. “Razor” Sheldon on behalf of Amber Boyd” started a crowdfunding campaign to benefit the family of the challenged … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding: As Old As Time

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York just ruled in favor of Kickstarter who protested the patent filing by ArtistShare for patent protection on Artist Share’s crowdfunding “method.” The court said that crowdfunding cannot be patented … Continue reading

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Can Crowdfunders Sniff Out Fraud?

Can the crowd do better than the CIA? If so, can the crowd sniff out fraud in the crowdfunding marketplace? According to NPR, the Good Judgment Project has determined that ” if you take a large crowd of different people … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Security

That’s security, not securities…. The community of Lower Rockridge (a suburb of Oakland, CA) has used crowdfunding to hire an unarmed private security service to patrol their neighborhood. Residents, fed up with robberies near their subway station, raised over $20,000 … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Pros

Of course, the crowd funding organization that has been at it the longest is your local public radio station. Feel free to give so NPR can live on. My local station is WAMU: http://wamu.org/campaign

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Crowd Funding For A Cause

Crowd funding is being used to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. NPR ran a story about a young lady who posted her donation page and quickly collected funds from people she knew and from those she didn’t. Proceeds were … Continue reading

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