Kickstarter http://www.kplu.org en Victim Happy That Washington State Filed Crowdfunding Lawsuit http://www.kplu.org/post/victim-happy-washington-state-filed-crowdfunding-lawsuit <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/148713141&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>One of the victims of an alleged crowdfunding scam says he’s not counting on getting his money back. But he’s glad Washington’s attorney general has filed a consumer protection lawsuit. It’s believed to be the first state action against a crowdfunding project sponsor.</p><p>Brad Lansford only lost $9, but he still feels burned. In 2012, he backed a Kickstarter project called Asylum Playing Cards.</p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 17:17:12 +0000 Austin Jenkins 16468 at http://www.kplu.org Victim Happy That Washington State Filed Crowdfunding Lawsuit Should the state OK equity crowdfunding? http://www.kplu.org/post/should-state-ok-equity-crowdfunding <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Crowdfunding websites have grown rapidly as a way to raise money for creative ventures—everything from movies to scientific research, to clever inventions. You might have heard of </span>Kickstarter<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Indiegogo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> or </span>Rockethub<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. It would be just a small leap to use those same platforms to sell shares in a startup. That's illegal right now, but maybe not for long.</span></p><p> Sun, 19 May 2013 18:32:44 +0000 Tom Banse 8827 at http://www.kplu.org Should the state OK equity crowdfunding?