What if Kickstarter had a money-back guarantee?
Haje Jan Kamps
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The daydreaming on the insurance is an interesting though misleading read. But it matters that here we have an author (Haje Kamps) who did lead a Kickstarter Project (Triggertrap) which produced a gigantic fail, and then by bending and ignoring the published rules made by Kickstarter (Which he accepted when publishing his campaign) in order to cheat almost 2000 Backers of 80% of their money by not refunding the backer’s funds.

The terms and conditions of Kickstarter’s Project Creator agreement are that “…you are required to fulfill all rewards or refund any backer whose reward you do not or cannot fulfill.” (emphasis added)

Per Kickstarter:

“Is a creator legally obligated to fulfill the promises of their project?

Yes. Kickstarter’s Terms of Use require creators to fulfill all rewards of their project or refund any backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill. (This is what creators see before they launch.) We crafted these terms to create a legal requirement for creators to follow through on their projects, and to give backers a recourse if they don’t. We hope that backers will consider using this provision only in cases where they feel that a creator has not made a good faith effort to complete the project and fulfill.” (from: Accountability on Kickstarter, emphasis added).

Here we have the situation of a thief contemplating about ways of getting a “Get out of Jail free card.”

Are we going to read the opinion of Paedophiles on Child safety or of Terrorists on Airport security measures next on Medium.com?

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