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DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
« on: April 29, 2015, 02:37:04 PM »
Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign: http://dhz.us/-/dbcf

Round 2+1, Open [29 Sep 2015 to (a) 2020 or (b) once DBC/SSLC decided to leave Singapore alone - whichever is earlier]:

  

Crowdfunding Video (JPG, pdf & mp4 formats): http://dhz.us/-/dbcslides2

Public Chat Platform (for discussion/interview):
http://dhz.us/-/dbchat

Campaign Specification
: http://goo.gl/LvICdp

Campaign FAQ: http://goo.gl/5x5ljd

DBC-SG Support Group (Public): http://goo.gl/8B3E2V

DBC-SG Support Group (Private)
: http://goo.gl/f1eYUv

Hardwarezone Forum DBC-SG Crowdfunding (Round 2) Discussion Thread: http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/eat-drink-man-woman-16/crowdfunding-dbc-sg-singtel-starhub-m1-5086364.html

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From Round 1, Closed
(Apr to May 2015):



Crowdfunding Video (JPG, pdf & mp4 formats): http://dhz.us/-/dbcslides

Public Chat Platform (for discussion/interview):
http://dhz.us/-/dbchat

Campaign Specification
: http://goo.gl/LvICdp

Campaign FAQ: http://goo.gl/5x5ljd

DBC-SG Support Group (Public): http://goo.gl/8B3E2V

DBC-SG Support Group (Private)
: http://goo.gl/f1eYUv

Hardwarezone Forum DBC-SG Crowdfunding Discussion Thread: http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/eat-drink-man-woman-16/crowdfunding-dbc-sg-5023710.html



Accounting of the raised fund will be filed under this thread as well.
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Media Coverage
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2015, 03:13:25 PM »
Media Coverage

1. Straits Times: 30 April 2015 10.30am


2. Vulcan Post: 30 April 2015 10.30am


3. Coconuts (30 April 2015): Netizens unite against Dallas Buyers Club suers with support group and crowdfunding campaign
http://singapore.coconuts.co/2015/04/30/netizens-unite-against-dallas-buyers-club-suers-support-group-and-crowdfunding-campaign

4. Yahoo (from vulcan, 30 April 2015): Online Campaign Aims To Crowdfund Legal Fees Of Dallas Buyers Club Downloaders
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/online-campaign-aims-crowdfund-legal-040030300.html

5. 中国侨网 (from 联合早报): 新加坡華人籌募律師費助非法下載電影遭索賠網民
http://www.chinaqw.com/hqhr/2015/05-01/47769.shtml

6. Asiaone (from ST, 1 May 2015):
http://digital.asiaone.com/digital/news/netizens-raise-funds-help-downloaders

7. Six-six.com (21 Oct 2015): Time to Pay the Piper
http://six-six.com/article/time-to-pay-the-piper
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Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2015, 12:19:28 AM »
DBC-SG Crowdfunding Campaign Day 1 of 16 Progress

1. We managed to raise US$915 from a total of 22 funders. Namaste.

2. All funders originate from Singapore. There are some visitors from other countries as well:



3. The DBC-SG Support Group Exco team would like to dedicate this beautiful Vivaldi performance to the 22 funders, enjoy.

Vivaldi Four Seasons:
Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer) - Presto

Performance by Ms Anne-Sophie Mutter (from Youtube): https://youtu.be/124NoPUBDvA



Her Four Seasons album is available for $9.99 from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vivaldi-the-four-seasons/id697328812
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Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2015, 01:54:03 PM »
DBC-SG Crowdfunding Campaign Day 2 of 16 Progress

 1. We managed to raise US$1,148 (achieving 29% of the base target) from a total of 33 funders. Namaste.

 2. All funders originate from Singapore. There are visitors from other countries as well:



3. This is another interesting Indiegogo Statistics (not commonly seen/published by other Indiegogo campaigns), ie. where the Fund contributors got to know our campaign from? A big Thank-you to these platforms as well:



I continue to pray that the DBC-SG Crowdfunding Campaign Media Press Kit that was sent to the 20+ Singapore, Australia and US bloggers was received and read. This campaign is summarised in the 3 mins Youtube video: http://dhz.us/-/dbcv


4. Tara was my sweet daughter that we lost on 9 July 2009.... ... ...
I will share more about us when either (a) we reached our base target of $4,000 or, (b) when this campaign ends.


Yours Sincerely,
Tara Green JT (Dr.)
On behalf of the "DBC-SG Support Group" Exco team


PS: I dedicate this Vivaldi Winter Largo concert performance to my beloved daughter who left us too soon....

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Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2015, 10:05:32 PM »
Update: New Strategy - Meet the MP


Friends in Singapore,

1. For those who are planning to talk to your MP (Member of Parliament) or someone important in the .gov circles about this Speculative Invoicing and how it is affecting you or the 500+ people in Singapore, this is my recommended steps to take:

  • Step 1: Goto the Slides for the Campaign pitching video: http://dhz.us/-/dbcslides
  • Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom of that page
  • Step 3: Click onto the 2 links to download the pdf materials: (1) What is Speculative Invoicing, (2) Slides
  • Step 4: If possible, print the "What is Speculative Invoicing" pdf in color (esp. the yellow highlights)
  • Step 5: Printing of the slides can be in B&W if you want to save the color ink (though color is preferred as well)
  • Step 6: Read through both printouts and if you have any question esp. on the slides, ask me in the Chat Platform http://dhz.us/-/dbchat first before you go (because your MP may ask you some questions on certain slides)
  • Step 7: While in the queue waiting for your turn, load our Youtube 3 mins campaign video http://dhz.us/-/dbcv in your iPad-Tablet / Laptop / Smartphone and where possible, show the MP the short video if possible as that would help set the stage for your discussion.
  • Step 8: If there is any question from the MP that you are unable to answer, just write them down dutifully and inform your MP that we'll revert back to him. Contact me at ipresearch70(at)gmail.com the list of questions and the DBC-SG Support Exco team will prepare a response for the good man/woman accordingly.

2. Be mindful that your MP may be hearing about Speculative Invoicing business practice for the first time in his life, therefore, while there are loads of information on why Speculative Invoicing is wrong, try not to overwhelm the MP - unless he/she is the Law Minister or Ms. Indranee.


As such, before meeting the MP:

  • (a) we need to understand the essence of Speculative invoicing first, and then
  • (b) teach our MP on what is Speculative invoicing but just sufficient for him to understand the basics - otherwise, it would be a wasted trip (preparation, queuing, heart skipping many beats, etc) For the first meeting with our good MP, simplicity is the key.

May the force be with us.



Yours Sincerely,
T. Green (Dr.)
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Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2015, 11:37:55 PM »
Important update (Day 4): A possible Sabotage by our Opponents

This is a public report on a possible 1st instance of a Sabotage staged by our Opponents.
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The reporting of the possible sabotage turned out to be a misunderstanding. Sorry, pal :-(


Intel, DBC-LLC vs Singapore Strategy

1. The latest strategy of Meet the MP appears to worry our opponents.

2. This is a summary of our current multi-prong strategies:
(a) Crowdfunding strategy where if fund raised is
  • (i) below $5,000: for legal and possibly settlement fees,
  • (ii) between $5,000 to $9,999: 2a(i) + teaching DBC LLC and the Singapore that we can educate the alleged regarding the importance of intellectual property & securing their IT networks,
  • (iii) between $10k to 50k: 2a(ii) + to invalidate DBC LLC digital evidence & its chain of custody,
  • (iv) Above $50k: 2a(iii) + Pay it forward by benefiting Australia, USA, Denmark and other countries that DBC LLC is visiting...
(b) Meet the MP - using the 8-step approach outline in the previous update, or in this link

At this moment, the most cost-effective strategy is 2(b) and if the public has other interesting strategies that we can consider, do reach out to us.

3. I repeat, for those who are going to meet your MP, you are highly recommended to follow the 8-step approach that I have outlined in the previous update.

In addition, do inform me know which MP you have approached so that I can publicly document and track the MP's progress on the subsequent follow up as well - do approach MPs from both the ruling party as well as alternative parties (such as those from the Workers' Party who told us during the last election that they want to serve as Co-driver for the People!)

Have a good week ahead,
T Green (Dr.)
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Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2015, 01:43:46 PM »
Dedicate to all 36 fund contributors:


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Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2015, 04:59:10 PM »
Update: How to send Private Message security in the Public (using PGP)

1. An All-in-One PGP Webpage has been setup to facilitate the secure exchange of messages among the proponents - this is a good alternative to sending the traditional Private Message in the discussion forum where one needs to register to an account revealing one's email address.

2. Details on this is available in this link: http://goo.gl/6iHbfV




Acknowledgement: Thank-you pepe.

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Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
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Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2015, 11:43:43 PM »
Update: People asked those of us actively helping the "DBC-SG Support Group: Why are you helping the alleged infringers?

One great answer can be found in today's Straits Times Forum article titled "Volunteering is a form of donation"  Published on May 4, 2015 12:04 AM

THE recent article "Transforming lives, one student at a time" (AsiaOne; April 23) clearly described the power and beauty of volunteerism.

Volunteers donate their time, effort and energy to help some academically weaker students from low-income families.

With the assistance and psychological support received, these students flourished - brought back to the proper path to pursue better academic qualifications and are now able to repay what they have received through volunteerism.

Volunteerism is a form of donation, which we can inculcate in our society. Students can be taught to volunteer in areas that they are comfortable in or confident with.

In this way, they are not only helping others but themselves, too, as they have the opportunity to hone their skills and improve their self-confidence.

Adults need not always donate money but can explore ways to donate their time, effort, in their areas of expertise, to help those in need.

For instance, those who are academically inclined can give free tuition to students; those have green fingers can help share their knowledge on growing plants; those who are good coordinators can help to organise day trips for students or seniors, and so on.

These are some of the ways we can make our society better and more inclusive.

Lim Lih Mei (Ms)
Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/premium/forum-letters/story/volunteering-form-donation-20150504
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Well said, Ms Lim. Singapore needs more people like Ms Lim and less of adult cybertaunters & cyberbullies.

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Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2015, 11:48:29 AM »
Updates: About In-Kind Contributions



More on our FAQ here: http://dhz.us/-/dbcfaq

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Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2015, 07:30:46 PM »
Accountability Update for Affected Parties & Fund Contributors #1

Dear Affected Parties,

1. All verified Affected Parties would have received a BCC email from me regarding a specific request relevant to your group (do check your junk box in case this bcc email landed up in your junk or spam box). I need a reply by this Friday.

2. There is another group, the semi-verified affected parties, where some of your documents are still pending full verification. This is a reminder regarding what I need for the verification: http://goo.gl/ZNO36Q

______________________________________________________________

Dear Fund Contributors,

1. Likewise, I have also sent all of your a separate BCC email regarding another request relevant only to your group.

2. Ignore the email (ie. need not reply) if it is not applicable to you.



As we progress towards the 50% target mark, I dedicate this awesome Autumn Allegro from Vivaldi's Four Seasons to you. Enjoy.

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DBC-SG Crowdfunding Campaign Day 8 of 16 Progress
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2015, 09:53:23 AM »
DBC-SG Crowdfunding Campaign Day 8 of 16 Progress

1. We received the 1st contribution from USA. Thank-you America!

2. Campaign Statistics for your reading pleasure:




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Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2015, 07:15:24 PM »
A Special Message to USA

As we progress towards the 50% mark...

1. Thank-you paoswee for being the first all the way from USA to contribute to our campaign.

2. When USA is ready and starts a DBC-US Crowdfunding Campaign, I'll seek to be the first from Singapore to reciprocate.

3. For our Aussie friends, when you are ready with a DBC-AU Crowdfunding Campaign, I am willing to contribute in-kind for the setup of your Indiegogo campaign. Same for Denmark when you are ready with DBC-DK Crowdfunding Campaign. Just drop us a note.

TG (Dr.)

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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2015, 11:46:44 AM »
Update: Transparency and What Funders Information do I get from Indiegogo?

For the discerning public, you may noticed the 4 tabs in my Indiegogo Dashboard:

  • Tab 1: Campaign Insights
  • Tab 2: Perks
  • Tab 3: Contributions
  • Tab 4: Funds

The screen snapshots for Tab 1 and Tab 2 are shown in the previous update, if you miss them, see http://goo.gl/NU8Fni and http://goo.gl/JRS5Gl

In this update, I would like to further share with the fund contributors & the prospective fund contributors what information will I received when you contribute to this campaign.

Tab 3: Contributions (note that I only get to know your email address (which is essential for me to get in touch with you on our progress on the funds usage):

CSV file that is exported from Tab 3:



Tab 4: Funds


Note:
  • Once the campaign is over, I will receive the fund in a single lumpsum from Indiegogo, ie. I will not be able to see which paypal or credit card info that you have used. It's just me and Indiegogo for the fund transfer. Details: https://indiegogolife.support.indiegogo.com/hc/en-us/articles/204372303-When-to-Expect-Your-Funds
  • Thus, the possible 'weakest' link is your email address that I will get to know. Credits to guest135, I got to know of an interesting disposable email service for those who need to maintain 100% privacy & anonymity. Details: http://discard.email
  • If anyone knows how to make contributions to Indiegogo via Bitcoins (direct or indirect), please reach out to us.
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