Crowdfunding website Kickstarter started taking money for UK projects today – along with a five per cent slice of the action for itself.
The site, which lets users pledge money for products, movies, albums and other projects that can’t or don’t want to get bank funding, has been running just in the US until now. In return for their money, users typically get the product or a copy of the film, book or song – or are perhaps allowed to participate in the project, e.g. as extras in a movie.
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