Why Kickstarter ‘can’t’ and won’t protect backers once a project is funded | Polygon

Why Kickstarter ‘can’t’ and won’t protect backers once a project is funded | Polygon.

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The company isn’t liable for damages or loss relating to « rewards or any other use of the Service, » according to the site’s Terms of Use. While it takes a five percent cut from any successful project, their official rules make it clear that they’re just the middle man. « All dealings are solely between users, » read its rules, and « Kickstarter is under no obligation to become involved in disputes between any users, or between users and any third party. »[…]

 

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Kickstarting disaster: When crowdfunding backfires

A Kickstarter pitch for an old school board game wouldn’t ordinarily make it onto the pages of Gizmag. But despite its initial success, Erik Chevalier’s campaign for The Doom That Came to Atlantic City has been such an unmitigated disaster that it serves as an essential reminder to those thinking of backing crowdfunding campaigns that they do so at their own risk.

Read more : http://www.gizmag.com/kickstater-disaster/28514/