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Title: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara 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]:

  (http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBC_Campaign2-DayX.jpg)

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

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBC_Campaign-DayX.jpg)

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.
Title: Media Coverage
Post by: greentara on April 29, 2015, 03:13:25 PM
Media Coverage

1. Straits Times (http://goo.gl/CTtiZv): 30 April 2015 10.30am
(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/20150430_DBCF_StraitsTimes.gif)

2. Vulcan Post (https://vulcanpost.com/231062/online-campaign-crowdfund-legal-fees-dallas-buyers-club-downloaders): 30 April 2015 10.30am
(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/20150430_DBCF_Vulcan.gif)

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
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara 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:

(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBCF_20150501_Cty.gif)

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

(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/FourSeasons_8SummerPresto.jpg)

Her Four Seasons album is available for $9.99 from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vivaldi-the-four-seasons/id697328812 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vivaldi-the-four-seasons/id697328812)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara 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:

(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBCF_20150502_Cty.gif)

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:

(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBCF_20150502_Domains.gif)

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 (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....

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F1xNM39NAY)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara 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:


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:


May the force be with us.



Yours Sincerely,
T. Green (Dr.)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara 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.
:
:
* snipped *
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
(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 (http://is.gd/cOrO0m) 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  (http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/93601296-post5498.html)for the People!)

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

Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara 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 (http://goo.gl/6iHbfV)

 (http://goo.gl/6iHbfV)
(http://res.cloudinary.com/indiegogo-media-prod-cld/image/upload/c_limit,w_620/v1430729783/kw7u57aq4ozb8uougxln.gif)

Acknowledgement: Thank-you pepe.
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on May 04, 2015, 10:50:03 PM
(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/a-No%20Speculative%20Invoicing%20in%20SIngapore.gif)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara 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 (http://www.straitstimes.com/premium/forum-letters/story/volunteering-form-donation-20150504)
_______________________________________________________________
Well said, Ms Lim. Singapore needs more people like Ms Lim and less of adult cybertaunters & cyberbullies.
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on May 05, 2015, 11:48:29 AM
Updates: About In-Kind Contributions

(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBC_FAQ-InKind.gif)

More on our FAQ here: http://dhz.us/-/dbcfaq
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara 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.

Title: DBC-SG Crowdfunding Campaign Day 8 of 16 Progress
Post by: greentara 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:

(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBCF_Day8_Stats1.gif)

(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBCF_Day8_Stats2.gif)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara 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.)
(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/Flags_SG_UK_AU_DK.png)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara 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:


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):
(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBCF_DayX_Stats3.gif)
CSV file that is exported from Tab 3:
(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBCF_Day8_XLS.gif)


Tab 4: Funds
(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBCF_DayX_Stats4.gif)

Note:
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on May 10, 2015, 11:14:25 AM
Update: Multi-pronged Strategies v6


 (Option A) Crowdfunding strategy where if fund raised is

(Option B) Meet the MP: 8-step Approach (http://dishonest.biz/forum/index.php/topic,51.msg193.html#msg193)

(
Option C) IP Legal Clinic (http://www.ipos.gov.sg/Services/IP101/IPClinics.aspx) (recommendation by a MP & a lawyer) held at IP101: This option was suggested by IP Office of Singapore in it's 'Copyright notice (https://www.ipos.gov.sg/AboutIP/TypesofIPWhatisIntellectualProperty/Whatiscopyright/Copyrightnotice.aspx)' that is relevant to the DBC case. Note that Option C does cost you money (can be reimbursed via IPOS) for the consultation.

(Option D) IP Discussion Room (http://dhz.us/-/dbchat): A Community Chat Room

(Option E) Write to these entities/personnel enquiring if SSLC is allowed to use those speculative clauses involving criminal offences that the subscribers and/or ghosts have allegedly committed:


(Option F)  Write to CASE (https://www.case.org.sg/aboutus.aspx) stating that Speculative Invoicing is a bad business practice in Singapore.



Acknowledgements on the above strategies:
Thank-you guys for the crowd-strategies!


*List of selected MPs that probably appreciate the Speculative Invoicing issue better than the rest:


Source of names & email addresses: SGDI (http://app.sgdi.gov.sg/)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on May 11, 2015, 09:19:49 AM
DBC-SG Crowdfunding Campaign Day 11 of 16

Do consider Option 1 and Option 2:


(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBCF_Slide11.jpg)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on May 12, 2015, 09:28:39 AM
DBC-SG Crowdfunding Campaign Day 12 of 16

https://www.facebook.com/Official938LIVE/posts/932402850149660

(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBCF_938Live_TPL.jpg)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on May 12, 2015, 05:40:18 PM
DBC-SG Crowdfunding Campaign Day 12 of 16 (Part 2)

1. MP Ms Tin Pei Ling responded to my message that I've left for her in 93.8Live Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/Official938LIVE/posts/932402850149660 (https://www.facebook.com/Official938LIVE/posts/932402850149660)

2. I am planning a structured and systematic reply for her.

3. I need to urgently seek the consent of the affected individuals (those who received the SSLC letter) regarding, to make available:
(1) the 2-page letter that you received from SSLC (if you are not comfortable with what you sent me, I can further blur the name & address), and
(2) your subscriber surname (or your surname) & email address so that she can contact you if she need to further verify your identity.

I have also left you a BCC email, please reply be as soon as you possibly could so that I've sufficient time to prepare for my 2nd response.

4. I am holding a real-time chat in our Chatroom platform from now till 7+pm, pls join in if you can: http://dhz.us/-/dbchat

Rgds,
T. Green (Dr.)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on May 17, 2015, 12:33:51 AM
Successful Campaign Closure (Day 16 of 16)

1. We have over 100 contributors (including in-kind) to the inaugural DBC-SG Crowdfunding Campaign.

2. On behalf of the verified Affected Parties, thank-you very much for your contributions.

3. A fund distribution policy will be make known to the beneficiaries, ie. the verified Affected Parties by middle of next week.
(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBCF_FundsUsageOption1.jpg)

4. As promised during Day 2 of the campaign that I will share more about myself., my profile is published here http://dhz.us/-/tg

5. I am still willing to front subsequent DBC-SG Crowdfunding Campaigns for Singtel & Starhub affected individuals when the time comes. However, there are some conditions attached to it, see http://goo.gl/YD97X9

6. Last but not least, I would like to dedicate the Vivaldi's Spring in E - 1 Allegro to all the contributors of our 1st DBC-SG Crowdfunding Campaign.

Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on May 17, 2015, 12:35:56 AM
Conditions prior to starting subsequent DBC-SG Crowdfunding Campaigns:


If and only if all the above 4 conditions are fulfilled, will I be part of the subsequent DBC-SG Crowdfunding Campaigns.
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing [Campaign Statistics]
Post by: greentara on May 18, 2015, 03:24:26 PM
(http://dhz.us/forum/images/DBCF_Slide01.jpg)

(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBCF_CampaignStats_Final.gif)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on May 20, 2015, 03:12:48 PM
(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBCF_FundDisPolicyUpdatesStrategies_Email.gif)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on May 28, 2015, 09:35:10 AM
From DBC-SG Crowdfunding, Round 1:

(http://www.dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBCF_Paypal_Transfer2SG.gif)

(http://www.dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBCF_Paypal_Transactions.gif)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on June 24, 2015, 01:45:28 PM
Planning for 2nd DBC-SG Crowdfunding Campaign: http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/eat-drink-man-woman-16/crowdfunding-dbc-sg-singtel-starhub-m1-5086364.html
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on July 12, 2015, 09:39:15 AM
Round 2 of the DBC-SG Crowdfunding Campaign has started: http://dhz.us/-/dbcf (http://dhz.us/-/dbcf)
 
 Duration: 12 July to 10 Aug 2015

(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBC_Campaign2-Day0.jpg)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on July 12, 2015, 12:38:59 PM
(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/a2-No%20Speculative%20Invoicing%20in%20SIngapore.gif)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on July 14, 2015, 09:36:01 PM
For the past few months, I have been mulling over the DBC-SG Crowdfund Refund Policy (DCRP) and version 1.0 of the DCRP is:

(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBC-SG%20Crowdfund%20Refund%20Policy.gif)

Rdgs,
Dr. Green.
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on August 17, 2015, 07:08:40 PM
Related to the Accounting of the 1st DBC-SG Crowdfund:

(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/20150808_DBC_NLINV1.gif)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on August 27, 2015, 11:33:31 AM
From DBC-SG Crowdfunding, Round 2:

(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBCF2_Paypal_Transfer2SG.gif)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on October 26, 2015, 09:33:19 AM
Campaign Statistics (from Round 2 + 3 onwards), with Round 3 highlighted in Yellow:

(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBCF_Campaign2+3Stats.gif)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on January 07, 2016, 09:01:45 PM
2nd Invoice from IP Defense Lawyer:
(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/20160107_DBC_NLINV2.gif)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on March 15, 2016, 05:19:42 PM
3rd Invoice from IP Defense Lawyer:
(http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/20160315_DBC_NLINV3.gif)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on March 15, 2016, 05:25:32 PM
(http://www.dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBCSG_BalanceSheet.gif)
Title: Re: DBC-SG: Let’s Unite Against Speculative Invoicing
Post by: greentara on April 10, 2017, 02:42:35 PM
10 April 2017 Updates

1. The DBC-SG journey started 24 months ago (on 11 April 2015).

2. Trials, tribulations and suffering are 3 suitable words to describe those who received the DBC / SSLC letter of demand.

3. Kindness, generousity and selflessness are 3 suitable words to describe those (mostly Singapore-based residents) who were contributed to the DBC-SG crowd-funding campaigns.

    (http://dishonest.biz/forum/images/DBCSG_Contributors.jpg)

4. For public record purposes, collected funds were solely used to pay for the defense legal fees - none were used for settlement, because as the DBC / SSLC cases are invalid and as such, we did not (and still do not) see a sensible reason to settle.

5. The remaining amount of funds = $2,415.02 (RF).

6. There is no movement from SSLC / DBC on the DBC cases for the past many months ago. While this implies a high probability that the DBC nightmare in Singapore is over, there still exist a minute chance that SSLC / DBC will try some other tricks on selected cases.

7. I will continue to monitor this situation for a while longer and in the meantime, I welcome the DBC-SG crowd sourcing contributors to write to me on what we can do with RF.

Rdgs,
Dr. Green
Chairperson of DBC-SG Support Group.