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Kickstarter Wins Small Victory in Patent Lawsuit With 2000-Era Crowdfunding Site
document Crowdfunding

Kickstarter just had a small victory in a lawsuit filed to shake loose what it considers an attempted patent troll. ArtistShare, a site that was founded in 2000 in order to let fans fund creative...

Benjamin FosselMay 14, 2012 11:44 pm GMT1168 views
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Kickstarter Wins Small Victory in Patent Lawsuit With 2000-Era Crowdfunding Site
Iron Sky distributor threatens file sharers with lawsuits
document Crowd Creativity, Crowdfunding

The Iron Sky’s British distributor initially intended to only show the movie in theaters for a single day and then immediately take it to DVD. This strategy was opposed by the film makers...

Adam FrazerAug 25, 2012 08:24 am GMT1321 views
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 Iron Sky distributor threatens file sharers with lawsuits
Lawsuit Targets Crowdsourcing Operation
article Cloud Labor

The suit, filed in federal court in Northern California, names the crowdsourcing company as well as CEO Lukas Biewald and Chief Technology Officer Chris Van Pelt. “Biewald and Van Pelt have...

Fiona MaresDec 12, 2012 11:07 pm GMT2679 views
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Lawsuit Targets Crowdsourcing Operation
The Lawsuit That Could Help Undo (or Cement) Crowdsourcing in the U.S.
Cloud Labor

A lawsuit filed in a federal court against leading cloud labor platform Crowdflower challenges an assumption that is at the very foundation of crowdsourcing, at least in the United States.

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Eric MackJan 07, 2013 12:00 pm GMT10654 views
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Crowdflower Response to Christopher Otey Complaint
document Cloud Labor

Crowdflower's response to a complaint brought in federal court by a former worker. See our full coverage in the source link below:...

Eric MackJan 04, 2013 03:14 pm GMT2716 views
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Crowdflower Response to Christopher Otey Complaint
Opinion: CrowdFlower Lawsuit Could Change Cloud Labor Industry Forever
Cloud Labor

Should crowd laborers be paid as contractors or employees? According to Christopher Otey, who has launched a lawsuit against crowd labor platform CrowdFlower, the answer is the latter. The results of this suit could carve a huge gash in the face of crowd labor providers, and forever change how the industry functions.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJul 31, 2013 07:51 pm GMT2447 views
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Crowdfunding Portal Kickstarter Dragged into Patent Lawsuit: Why?
Crowdfunding

Creative Barcode's CEO Maxine Horn writes in to discuss Kickstarter's recent naming in a patent infringement lawsuit. She dismisses the claim that Kickstarter acted as a sales agent for Formlabs' Form 1 3D printer and offers a potential solution to such legal tussles in the future. 

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Crowdsourcing.orgNov 30, 2012 08:34 pm GMT5828 views
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Text of a Complaint Against Crowdflower by Christopher Otey
document Cloud Labor

The full text of the original complaint against Crowdflower by a former cloud worker. See our full coverage of the case by clicking on the source link below:

Eric MackJan 04, 2013 02:37 pm GMT3388 views
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Text of a Complaint Against Crowdflower by Christopher Otey
CrowdFlower Lawsuit Could Change Crowd Labor Industry Forever
article Cloud Labor, Tools

Should crowd laborers be paid as contractors or employees? According to Christopher Otey, who has launched a lawsuit against crowd labor platform CrowdFlower, the answer is the latter. The results...

Seth WJul 29, 2013 02:01 pm GMT1095 views
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CrowdFlower Lawsuit Could Change Crowd Labor Industry Forever
Brazil Is Suing Twitter Because People Are Tweeting To Avoid Traffic Checkpoints
document Distributed Knowledge

Twitter has not yet responded to the lawsuit against it, but it is quite possible that the company will take this opportunity to implement its newly-announced country-by-country policy that enables...

Jason RobbinsFeb 08, 2012 05:38 am GMT1453 views
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Brazil Is Suing Twitter Because People Are Tweeting To Avoid Traffic Checkpoints
Killing Patent Trolls With Crowdsourcing
document Distributed Knowledge

Prior art discovery kills patent trolls, but research is tough. Article One Partners offers an army of geeks recognition and rewards. Killing a patent troll lawsuit takes research beyond just...

Samuel BennettMar 05, 2012 11:27 am GMT1265 views
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Killing Patent Trolls With Crowdsourcing
Demanding #QuerellaPaRato
document Crowdfunding

Spanish citizens use crowdfunding to take economic justice into their own hands. Using hashtag #QuerellaPaRato ("Lawsuit for Rato"), netizens are demanding a trial of Rodrigo Rato,...

Luis Enrique MoralesJun 06, 2012 05:21 am GMT640 views
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Demanding #QuerellaPaRato
Maine Organic Farmers Leading Fight Against Monsanto Need Crowdfunding Help
document Crowdfunding

“We are thrilled by this incredible recognition,” said Megan Gerritsen. “Out of thousands of projects worldwide, Indiegogo decided that the quality and content of our project deserved to be...

Pablo BracciniJul 25, 2012 12:20 am GMT954 views
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Maine Organic Farmers Leading Fight Against Monsanto Need Crowdfunding Help
The Oatmeal Crowdfunds Again, This Time for Tesla
Crowdfunding

After raising over $200,000 through Indiegogo for charity as part of a taunting response to a completely silly lawsuit threat (it's a long story, you can find a synopsis here), The Oatmeal and its creator, Matthew Inman have a new crowdfunding campaign.

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Eric MackAug 19, 2012 10:15 pm GMT2545 views
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Spanish citizens use crowdfunding to take economic justice into their own hands
article Crowdfunding

In the first 12 hours of the crowdfunding campaign, organisers reported that dozens of Bankia shareholders, as well as former employees, agreed to testify against Rato in a lawsuit. According to a...

Pablo BracciniSep 24, 2012 05:25 am GMT1391 views
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Spanish citizens use crowdfunding to take economic justice into their own hands
A Wikileaks Party & 2012 in Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding - The Crowded Room Podcast
Cloud Labor, Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Wikileaks' Julian Assange could be running for office, and a lawsuit against Crowdflower could reshape the crowdsourcing industry. All that, plus the year in crowdsourcing and crowdfunding reviewed in this final episode of the Crowded Room podcast for 2012.

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Eric MackDec 19, 2012 10:06 pm GMT4758 views
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Why this jilted Kickstarter backer decided to sue — & why he was right
article Crowdfunding

Seth Quest launched a Kickstarter campaign in March 2011 for Hanfree, a standing iPad mount he’d devised. The crowdfunding campaign was a success, and he raised $35,000. Production was a disaster,...

Samuel BennettJan 23, 2013 07:37 am GMT1391 views
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Why this jilted Kickstarter backer decided to sue — & why he was right
Arianna Huffington: Slave Owner or Crowdsourcing Pioneer?
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Arianna Huffington has been actively pushing AOL to hire more professional journalists and use freelancers less since she took over as the head of AOL’s content operations, something Tasini and the...

Pablo BracciniApr 14, 2011 06:05 am GMT2012 views
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Arianna Huffington: Slave Owner or Crowdsourcing Pioneer?
Microsoft joins crowdsourcing service for fighting patent trolls
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation, Tools

Microsoft, no stranger to patent litigation, has joined a new service that uses crowdsourcing to find information that could deem patents invalid, helping the company fight patent trolls.

Pablo BracciniJun 14, 2011 07:46 am GMT1829 views
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Microsoft joins crowdsourcing service for fighting patent trolls
KickStarter Seeks To Protect Fan-Funding Model From Patent Threat
document Crowdfunding, Distributed Knowledge

Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every week, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music,...

Fritz SchaeferOct 05, 2011 04:04 pm GMT1733 views
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KickStarter Seeks To Protect Fan-Funding Model From Patent Threat
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