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Colin Sullivan is the founder and sole attorney at CrowdCounsel, a law firm focused on crowdfunding and intellectual property law.

 

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Posted by Colin Sullivan on Fri, 02 May 2014 08:20:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
The project creator's legal obligation to backers on Kickstarter is poorly defined.


Posted by Colin Sullivan on Sat, 14 Dec 2013 12:25:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online
Anger over the Content ID system should be directed at YouTube, not copyright law.



Colin Sullivan's Comments

Comment In: [News - 07/02/2014 - 07:09]

I think people are worried ...

I think people are worried about this more than necessary. r n r nThe ASA suggest that stating there are in-app purchases is enough to make it compliant. In addition, I sort of think if the add said free-to-play instead of FREE then it might have been a harder decision ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/23/2014 - 07:55]

This is a big part ...

This is a big part of why I think crowdfunding has the potential to be much more important than just another funding source. Getting paid before you make something changes the dynamics so much, and free culture is one great result. r n r nAuthors and musicians have already done ...

Comment In: [News - 06/04/2014 - 05:25]

I don 't think refunds ...

I don 't think refunds after 6 months is realistic. That would kill developer cash flow, Steam is a store, not an escrow account. r n r nPerhaps Valve could step up and offer a refund on the 30 they took, but there is no way the developers using early ...

Comment In: [News - 05/14/2014 - 05:04]

I think there is a ...

I think there is a bit of a slowdown this year because of two issues. People are more careful about what they back generally because of failures and delays, and specifically for large projects because there are a number of them that were funded in 2012 that are just now ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/07/2014 - 12:20]

Good article Zachary, I hadn ...

Good article Zachary, I hadn 't heard about the new bill. It seems likely that eventually Title III will become less restrictive than the proposed rules, whether or not this particular bill passes. r n r nI think the more interesting question is how equity crowdfunding will impact the gaming ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/02/2014 - 08:20]

Having a well written Risks ...

Having a well written Risks and challenges section on the Kickstarter page would definitely help. Specifically mentioning that features may change as development progresses at least makes it explicit that no feature is guaranteed. Results may vary in actual litigation, but it at least sets expectations. r n r nPart ...