Crowdfunding allows groups of people to pool their resources as donors or micro angel investors for the purpose of financing specialized goods or materials. Thanks to the reach of the Internet and the popularity of sites such as indieGoGo and Kickstarter, the past year has seen an explosion of global crowdfunding initiatives. As simple as the basic concept of crowdfunding seems, in practice it is fraught with legal, ethical and regulatory pitfalls. As this trend rapidly becomes a widely employed tool in the development of the small business sector, it is critical that all business lawyers familiarize themselves with the forms and pitfalls of crowdfunding.
In this Nutshell hosted by the Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA), you will learn about:
Types of crowdfunding and the benefits/pitfalls of each
The current regulatory position of the OSC
Vulnerability of crowdfunding to fraud
Risks to IP rights that crowdfunding poses
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