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The Guide to Social Media and the Securities Laws

The growing use of social media has created challenges for federal securities regulators, who must enforce antifraud rules that were written at a time when the prevailing technology was the newspaper. This Guide...more

[Event] Nonprofits in the Digital Age - October 18th, Seattle, WA

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Please join us for a complimentary seminar focused on the critical legal issues facing nonprofits as they increasingly engage supporters, raise funds, and create change online and through digital technology....more

Weekly Web Wrap-Up

Friend a Bot on Facebook? Messenger Launches Business Chatbots - At Facebook’s annual developers conference F8 this week, Facebook confirmed that Messenger will allow brands and companies to build bots that interact...more

Technology Industry Newsletter - October 2015

by Buchalter on

We hope you enjoy this edition of our Tech Newsletter. As technology continues to drive business innovation and growth, new and existing companies positioned to take advantage of the tech trends for 2016 will be better...more

Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies Makes Three Written Recommendations to SEC

It was a productive morning at the last meeting of its current term for the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. The Committee, which has been renewed for two more years, approved three recommendations to...more

The Guide to Social Media and the Securities Laws

The growing use of social media has created challenges for federal securities regulators, who must enforce antifraud rules that were written at a time when the prevailing technology was the newspaper. This Guide...more

Tweet, Tweet: The SEC Gets Social

The SEC recently issued an investor alert to warn investors about potential fraudulent investment schemes involving popular social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, turning its eye towards investor fraud...more

Broken Promises: A Glimpse at the Dark Side of Crowdfunding

by Ifrah PLLC on

The fact is that social media has connected us to each other in ways which seemed unimaginable only a few decades ago. Take for example the progression of social activism through online fundraising. Over the course of two...more

Social Media Start-Up Capital: Don't Try a Ponzi Scheme

You’ve got the perfect idea for a social media site, but how do you attract a critical mass of members to launch it? Your credit cards are maxed out and your friends and family are tapped too. Can you attract members by...more

The Guide to Social Media and the Securities Laws

REGULATION FD - Beginning in 1999 and continuing into 2000, media reports about selective disclosure of material nonpublic information by issuers raised concerns that select market professionals who were privy to this...more

The Guide to Social Media and the Securities Laws

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

REGULATION FD - Beginning in 1999 and continuing into 2000, media reports about selective disclosure of material nonpublic information by issuers raised concerns that select market professionals who were privy to this...more

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

by JD Supra Perspectives on

"[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

The Trouble With Crowdfunding

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

It’s about one year since President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act), designed to help new companies raise capital and go public. For individual investors the most troublesome provisions of...more

Crowdfunding

by Dentons on

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) has just launched a new campaign in support of changing Canadian securities laws to permit crowdfunding. See the news release here. Crowdfunding is the use of...more

Crowdfunding and social media: is it a symbiotic relationship?

by Ken Priore on

For crowdfunding to be successful, communities, whether local or national, must be involved. As a result, social media has become a critical component of crowdfunding. Indeed, one might wonder if the two are so intertwined...more

SEC Considering New Regulations Governing Capital Formation for Smaller Companies, Crowdfunding, Social and Other New Media

On April 6, 2011, Mary L. Schapiro, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") sent a letter to Darrell E. Issa, Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, responding to a March 22, 2011...more

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