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Crowdfunding And Taxes In Kickstarter: Everybody Wants Their Share

The Crowdfunding movement has moved from an internet e-commerce buzz word to an actual viable way for everyone from the smallest of artists to high profile actors to get funding for a project that otherwise wouldn’t happen. ...more

Year In Review: Crowdfunding Round Up for 2013

It is the afternoon of New Year’s Eve as I am writing my last post for 2013. Crowdfunding seems a logical choice. 2013 put crowdfunding on the map, among filmmakers, inventors, samaritans, start-ups, the crowd at large....more

SEC Proposes Crowdfunding Rules Under the JOBS Act

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently unanimously voted to issue proposed rules under Title III of the JOBS Act related to crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a general term for internet-based fundraising...more

Equity Crowdfunding Under Federal Law: Issuers

On October 23, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission released proposed rules for implementing the crowdfunding exemption from the Securities Act registration requirements that is set forth in the Jumpstart Our Business...more

What Could Be More Fun Than A 585-Page Release on Proposed Crowdfunding Rules?

After about 18 months of eager anticipation, the SEC just published its proposed rules regarding Crowdfunding under the Title III of the JOBS Act. The release is 585 pages long so I’d suggest it may be an ideal time to buy...more

Is Crowdfunding Dead On Arrival? A Legal Perspective...

"[Crowdfunding] lays the riskiest investments at the doorstep of those investors that can least afford the risk. And it won’t create jobs except for plaintiff’s lawyers…”...more

New Film Rebuts Gasland

Producer, Phelim McAleer, recently released a new documentary entitled "FrackNation," intended to debunk misstatements and false impressions created by the 2010 film "Gasland." Frack Nation was financed through the...more

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