Tag Archives: Patreon

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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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 … Continue reading

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YouTube Insists Crowfunders Monetize First

Google’s YouTube is clamping down on filmmakers and game companies that want to link to their own crowdfunding sites like Patreon. YouTube has recently changed its policy and now requires that the video posted permit YouTube approved advertising before YouTube … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Sites Take A Stand Against Hate

In what they are calling an attack on their First Amendment rights, PayPal and a number of charity crowdfunding web portals such as GoFundMe have shut down Alt Right campaigns. PayPal’s response is that it “does not “allow [its] services … Continue reading

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Making A Living Crowdfunding

Can you earn a living through crowdfunding? It appears that at least Professor Jordan Peterson can. The controversial University of Toronto academic is apparently earning about C$50,000 per MONTH through crowdfunding his YouTube videos. Peterson made headlines last fall when … Continue reading

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The Rise of Serial Crowdfunding Scammers

Perhaps someone should start a Black Book of serial crowdfunders who raise large sums of money and continually fail to deliver on their promises of finished products. One complaint comes from HeatStreet where it alleges that so-called “social justice warriors” … Continue reading

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Top Crowdfunding Sites – No Equity

The top crowdfunding sites by web traffic (measured by Alexa and Compete and supposedly non-biased) are: gofundme, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Teespring, Patreon, YouCaring, CrowdRise, DonorsChoose, Kiva and GiveForward. This list is said to be updated daily. Note the number of charity … Continue reading

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