The suggested discussion post for this week included a question about how the law should treat crowdfunding opportunities. I found this article interesting because it lays out how one start-up, “CrowdJustice” is using crowdfunding to give the public an opportunity to fund litigation for people and organizations pursuing different kinds of social legal battles.
Most interestingly, the article noted how “CrowdJustice” could change the landscape of how non-profits and public interest firms raise money. Often, these groups take out bank loans and most of them spend a significant amount of time fundraising. The article made the point that “CrowdJustice” could provide an alternative to people with limited resources but who want to pursue their varied causes. Turning to crowdfunding may be the answer.