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Yes, Virginia, Crowdfunding Is For Real

Kickstarter announced that it has, since its creation 6 years, 9 months ago, funded 100,000 projects by 86,101 creators from 9,088,422 donors. They don’t disclose the dollars raised, so it’s not possible to determine how much this private company has … 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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Kickstarter Will Not Do Equity Crowd Funding

Back on May 10th it was noted here that Kickstarter was suggesting that it would not participate in the equity based crowd funding process under the new Crowd Fund Act of 2012. That was confirmed today in an article on … Continue reading

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