Here are a few things around the web about Crowd Funding that interesting and timely!
Anton Root wrote a great article about protecting intellectual rights of crowdfunders and even shows how it might be done. You still have to protect your ideas! You can read that article here
Crowdfunding has won an Oscar! Michael Geist writes a very nice article giving you the details here
Remember as your read these articles to keep in mind which type of crowd funding they are talking about as you take in the information. This will reduce confusion.